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 [email protected]. 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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High Value Adhesives for a Low Cost Process, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

High Value Adhesives for a Low Cost Process, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

SBC for Low Viscosity Hot Melt, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

SBC for Low Viscosity Hot Melt, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Diapers and Hygiene Products of the Future, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Diapers and Hygiene Products of the Future, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Thermally Stable Thermoplastic Polyurethanes for Use in Hot Melt Adhesives, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Thermally Stable Thermoplastic Polyurethanes for Use in Hot Melt Adhesives, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Generation Polyether Polyols for Improved Performance of Reactive Hot Melt Adhesives, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Generation Polyether Polyols for Improved Performance of Reactive Hot Melt Adhesives, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Conversion from Solvent Based PSA Technology to Low VOC Hot Melt or UV/EB Curbale PSAs: An Economic and Technical Justification, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Conversion from Solvent Based PSA Technology to Low VOC Hot Melt or UV/EB Curbale PSAs: An Economic and Technical Justification, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Infrared Hot Melt Adhesive Detection Provides Seal Verification for Primary and Secondary Packaging, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Infrared Hot Melt Adhesive Detection Provides Seal Verification for Primary and Secondary Packaging, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Process Oils: A Refiner's Perspective, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Process Oils: A Refiner's Perspective, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Versatile, High Performance TPE for Adhesives, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Versatile, High Performance TPE for Adhesives, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Hot Melt Pressure Sensitive Mixture Design Experiment Incorpoarting Hydrocarbon Resins, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Hot Melt Pressure Sensitive Mixture Design Experiment Incorpoarting Hydrocarbon Resins, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Studies on Thermal Stabilizers for butadiene type polymers - The Stabilization of SBS Type Hot melt Adhesives by Phenyl Acrylates, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Studies on Thermal Stabilizers for butadiene type polymers - The Stabilization of SBS Type Hot melt Adhesives by Phenyl Acrylates, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Focus on Test Method Development in ASTM Activities of D01.34. D01.38, and D14.5, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Focus on Test Method Development in ASTM Activities of D01.34. D01.38, and D14.5, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Surface Chemistry and Performance of Hot-Melt Urethane Adhesives, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Surface Chemistry and Performance of Hot-Melt Urethane Adhesives, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Conference papers
Terpene Phenol Resins - Tackifiers for the Next Generation of Adhesives, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Terpene Phenol Resins - Tackifiers for the Next Generation of Adhesives, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Creep Performance of Mounting Tapes Based on Hot Melt Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Creep Performance of Mounting Tapes Based on Hot Melt Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Advances in Hot Melt Adhesives for Extrusion Coating, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Advances in Hot Melt Adhesives for Extrusion Coating, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Corporate Culture Creativity & You, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Corporate Culture Creativity & You, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Product Notification in the Chemical Industry - A Global Perspective, 1996 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Product Notification in the Chemical Industry - A Global Perspective, 1996 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Antioxidant Mechanisms and Synergies for Hot Melt Adhesives, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Antioxidant Mechanisms and Synergies for Hot Melt Adhesives, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Brilliant Future for Gum Rosin Derivatives in Adhesives, 1995 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Brilliant Future for Gum Rosin Derivatives in Adhesives, 1995 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings