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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Conference papers
Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Wave Interfacial Instabilities at Coextrusion in Flat Dies, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Wave Interfacial Instabilities at Coextrusion in Flat Dies, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Conference papers
A Linear Low Density Polyethylene with Exceptional Blown Film Haze and Gloss, and Low Film Blocking, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

A Linear Low Density Polyethylene with Exceptional Blown Film Haze and Gloss, and Low Film Blocking, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Practical Application of Idler Roller Performance Measurements and Models, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Practical Application of Idler Roller Performance Measurements and Models, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Adhesion Properties and Performance of Ethylene-Ethylacrylate, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Adhesion Properties and Performance of Ethylene-Ethylacrylate, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Hot Melt Tutorial-Progress for 50 Years. Introduction, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Hot Melt Tutorial-Progress for 50 Years. Introduction, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Advanced Spray Technology That Maximizes Disposable Product and Wide Laminate Production While, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Advanced Spray Technology That Maximizes Disposable Product and Wide Laminate Production While, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Raw Material Selection for Coextrusion - Practical Experience of the Machinery Supplier, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Raw Material Selection for Coextrusion - Practical Experience of the Machinery Supplier, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Novel Metal Containing Crosslinkers for High Solids and Hot Melt Acrylic, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Novel Metal Containing Crosslinkers for High Solids and Hot Melt Acrylic, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

A China Perspective, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

A China Perspective, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Analyzing Air Gap Dynamics in Extrusion Coating by means of Dimensional Analysis, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Analyzing Air Gap Dynamics in Extrusion Coating by means of Dimensional Analysis, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Hot Melt Adhesive Application In The Shoemaking Industry, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Hot Melt Adhesive Application In The Shoemaking Industry, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Performance Evaluation for a Single Screw Extruder with Improved Conductive Melting, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Performance Evaluation for a Single Screw Extruder with Improved Conductive Melting, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Tailoring the Properties of Reactive Pu Hot Melts, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Tailoring the Properties of Reactive Pu Hot Melts, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Study on Orientable EVOH, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Study on Orientable EVOH, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

What Technology Should I Use To Treat My Film?, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

What Technology Should I Use To Treat My Film?, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Antioxidants, UV Stablilizers and other Functional Polymer Additives for Hot Melt Applications, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Antioxidants, UV Stablilizers and other Functional Polymer Additives for Hot Melt Applications, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

EB Coatings Replacing Paper & Film Laminates- Are they up to the Challenges?, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

EB Coatings Replacing Paper & Film Laminates- Are they up to the Challenges?, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Moisture Scavenging Packaging for Diagnostic Test Strips, Pharmaceuticals and other Moisture Sensitive, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Moisture Scavenging Packaging for Diagnostic Test Strips, Pharmaceuticals and other Moisture Sensitive, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Plastomer-mVLDPE Blends for High Performance Heat Sealing Applications, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Plastomer-mVLDPE Blends for High Performance Heat Sealing Applications, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Serial Mixing as it Applies to the Manufacturer of Hot Melt Adhesives, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Serial Mixing as it Applies to the Manufacturer of Hot Melt Adhesives, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium