Developing TAPPI Standards

Standards are of the utmost importance in the pulp, paper and converting industries as they have a serious impact on business and trade. As a member, you are eligible to get involved in the process of developing new Standards for the industry.

How to Propose new Standards

Are you interested in proposing a new Standard? We encourage members to consult our complete list of subject categories for Standards below, or view the PDF list.

If you have a general idea for a Standard, you can complete the New Idea Submission Form. We will review your idea and identify the right committee or group to work on your suggestion.

If you already further along, you can send an initial draft to standards@tappi.org. A Standards manager will then work with you to develop a Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) for the new Standard. This will set in motion the development and review process, which is described in the Standards Guidelines.

TAPPI Standards Guidelines

If you are at the writing stage, or if you are the chairperson of a Standards working group, you can download a copy of our Regulations and Style Guidelines.

In this manual, you will find:

  • How to write a Standard Test Method using proper terminology and format
  • How to write TAPPI Standard Specifications, Glossaries and Guidelines using proper terminology and format
  • What requirements exist for precision statements in Official and Provisional Test Methods
  • A checklist to make sure all required sections have been included in a Standard draft
  • How working group chairperson, working groups and Standard-Specific Interest Groups (SSIGs) fit into the process of preparing a Standard
  • How the balloting process works
  • How to resolve comments and negative votes

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The Challenge of Running Extrusion Coating Lines at High Speeds, 2005 European PLACE Conference

The Challenge of Running Extrusion Coating Lines at High Speeds, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Barrier Cast Film: The Modern Packaging Material for Food, Cosmetics, Medical and Pharmaceutical Applications, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Barrier Cast Film: The Modern Packaging Material for Food, Cosmetics, Medical and Pharmaceutical Applications, 2005 European PLACE Conference

High Nitrile Films (AMAB) for the Pharmaceutical Industry, 2005 European PLACE Conference

High Nitrile Films (AMAB) for the Pharmaceutical Industry, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Whatâ??s Inside: Thermal Process Imaging Permits a Real Time View of Your Extrusion Process, 2005 European PLACE Conference

What’s Inside: Thermal Process Imaging Permits a Real Time View of Your Extrusion Process, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Regulations for Polyolefinic Pharmaceutical Packaging and Medical Devices, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Regulations for Polyolefinic Pharmaceutical Packaging and Medical Devices, 2005 European PLACE Conference

How to Maximise the Adhesion Potential of LDPE and Acid Copolymers?, 2005 European PLACE Conference

How to Maximise the Adhesion Potential of LDPE and Acid Copolymers?, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Next Generation Compostable Films: Compostable Films for Industrial, Commercial and Military Application, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Next Generation Compostable Films: Compostable Films for Industrial, Commercial and Military Application, 2005 European PLACE Conference

The Effect of Process Aids on the Zig-Zag Type of Interfacial Instabilities in Coextrusion Flows, 2005 European PLACE Conference

The Effect of Process Aids on the Zig-Zag Type of Interfacial Instabilities in Coextrusion Flows, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Saturation Phenomena in Conjunction with Corona Treatment on Different Substrates, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Saturation Phenomena in Conjunction with Corona Treatment on Different Substrates, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Ultra Versatile Adhesives to Broaden the Possibilities of Extrusion Lamination, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Ultra Versatile Adhesives to Broaden the Possibilities of Extrusion Lamination, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Development in Screw Design and Mixing Section Technology, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Development in Screw Design and Mixing Section Technology, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Processability and Film Performance of Single Sites LLDPE/LDPE Blends, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Processability and Film Performance of Single Sites LLDPE/LDPE Blends, 2005 European PLACE Conference

A New Ziegler-Natta Octene LLDPE for High Performance Blown Film Applications: Benefits of Coextruded Vs Blended LDPE/LLDPE Films, 2005 European PLACE Conference

A New Ziegler-Natta Octene LLDPE for High Performance Blown Film Applications: Benefits of Coextruded Vs Blended LDPE/LLDPE Films, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Using Primers in Combination With Co-Extrusion Adhesive Tie-Layer Resins or Their Blends to Make Structures Wit hUnique Performance, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Using Primers in Combination With Co-Extrusion Adhesive Tie-Layer Resins or Their Blends to Make Structures Wit hUnique Performance, 2005 European PLACE Conference

New Advances in Blown Film Applications, 2005 European PLACE Conference

New Advances in Blown Film Applications, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Copper Shelled Cooling Rolls, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Copper Shelled Cooling Rolls, 2005 European PLACE Conference

New Developments in Nip Rollers for Extrusion Coating, 2005 European PLACE Conference

New Developments in Nip Rollers for Extrusion Coating, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Flame Plasma Surface Treating System Applied to a High Speed Coating Line, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Flame Plasma Surface Treating System Applied to a High Speed Coating Line, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Flexible Packaging Fast Forward: Radiation Curable Laminating Adhesives, 2005 EuroPLACE Conference

Flexible Packaging Fast Forward: Radiation Curable Laminating Adhesives, 2005 EuroPLACE Conference

New Developments in Cast Film Coextrusion, 2005 European PLACE Conference

New Developments in Cast Film Coextrusion, 2005 European PLACE Conference