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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Stickies and Recycled Paperboard, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Stickies and Recycled Paperboard, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Family of Higher Performance REXTA Amorphous Polyaphaolefins, APOAs, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Family of Higher Performance REXTA Amorphous Polyaphaolefins, APOAs, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Extending Elastomers with Amorphous Polyolefins in Hot-Melt Sealants, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Extending Elastomers with Amorphous Polyolefins in Hot-Melt Sealants, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Styrenic Block Copolymer for Radiation Curing of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Styrenic Block Copolymer for Radiation Curing of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

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

Stabilization Strategies for Hot Melt Adhesives, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Stabilization Strategies for Hot Melt Adhesives, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Establishing the Process Window for UV Curable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Establishing the Process Window for UV Curable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Starch Based Hot Melts for Adhesive Applications, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Starch Based Hot Melts for Adhesive Applications, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Adhesives' Role in Recycle Friendly Plastic Containers, 1991 Forest Products Symposium Proceedings

Adhesives' Role in Recycle Friendly Plastic Containers, 1991 Forest Products Symposium Proceedings

Low Molecular Weight Ethylene-Carbon Monoxide Copolymers for High Performance HMAs, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Low Molecular Weight Ethylene-Carbon Monoxide Copolymers for High Performance HMAs, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Incorporation of Low Viscosity Amorphous Propylene-Ethylene Copolymers in Adhesive and Sealant Formulations, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Incorporation of Low Viscosity Amorphous Propylene-Ethylene Copolymers in Adhesive and Sealant Formulations, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Antioxidants for Viscosity and Color Stabilization of Hot Melt Adhesives, 1996 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Antioxidants for Viscosity and Color Stabilization of Hot Melt Adhesives, 1996 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Manufacturing and Quality Aspects of Producing Hard Waxes from Natural Gas and the Resulting HMA Performance Obtained When Using Such A Wax, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Manufacturing and Quality Aspects of Producing Hard Waxes from Natural Gas and the Resulting HMA Performance Obtained When Using Such A Wax, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Bifunctional Stabilization System for Hot Melt Adhesives, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Bifunctional Stabilization System for Hot Melt Adhesives, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Characterization of the Clarity of Blends of an EVA Copolymer with Several Tackifier Resins Using Thermal Analysis Techniques, 1995 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Characterization of the Clarity of Blends of an EVA Copolymer with Several Tackifier Resins Using Thermal Analysis Techniques, 1995 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Raw Material Trends for Hot Melt Adhesives in Europe, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Raw Material Trends for Hot Melt Adhesives in Europe, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Challenges of Formulating Hot Melt Adhesives for Labeling Applications, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Challenges of Formulating Hot Melt Adhesives for Labeling Applications, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Improved Method for Color Measurement of Adhesives Systems, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Improved Method for Color Measurement of Adhesives Systems, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Breakthrough in Hydrogenated Styrenic Block Polymers for Adhesives, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Breakthrough in Hydrogenated Styrenic Block Polymers for Adhesives, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

No Dust Blends - New Physical Form of Additives, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

No Dust Blends - New Physical Form of Additives, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings