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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Continuos Processing of Hot Melt Adhesives on Co-Rotating Twin Screw Extruders, 1996 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Continuos Processing of Hot Melt Adhesives on Co-Rotating Twin Screw Extruders, 1996 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Open FieldBus Communication Systems - now incorporated into hot melt adhesive applicators, allows cost-efficient monitoring and control, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Open FieldBus Communication Systems - now incorporated into hot melt adhesive applicators, allows cost-efficient monitoring and control, 2000 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

Odorless Water-Dispersible Sulfopolyester for Adhesive Formulations, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Odorless Water-Dispersible Sulfopolyester for Adhesive Formulations, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Formulating Hot Melt Adhesives with CHDM Dibenzoate, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Formulating Hot Melt Adhesives with CHDM Dibenzoate, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Macromonomer Resins Provide Novel Method to Enhance Performance of HMPS Adhesives, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Macromonomer Resins Provide Novel Method to Enhance Performance of HMPS Adhesives, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Stickies and Recycled Paperboard, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Stickies and Recycled Paperboard, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Performance and Adhesive Optimization of a New Precision Roll Coater for HM PSA, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Performance and Adhesive Optimization of a New Precision Roll Coater for HM PSA, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Elastomer-Based Radiation Curable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Elastomer-Based Radiation Curable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 2000 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

Failure Mode Effects Analysis, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Failure Mode Effects Analysis, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

High Performance Adhesives from Ethylene Copolymers Via Grafting, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

High Performance Adhesives from Ethylene Copolymers Via Grafting, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Novel Amorphous Polyalphaolefins (APAO) in Hot Melt Adhesive Formulations, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Novel Amorphous Polyalphaolefins (APAO) in Hot Melt Adhesive Formulations, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Rheological Behavior and Adhesion Properties of EVA Based Hot Melt Adhesives: Use of Computation Tools, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Rheological Behavior and Adhesion Properties of EVA Based Hot Melt Adhesives: Use of Computation Tools, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Smart Tackifier Selection Key Considerations Beyond Performance, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Smart Tackifier Selection Key Considerations Beyond Performance, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Statistical Process Control (SPC): Applications and Philosophy at Shell Chemical Company, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Statistical Process Control (SPC): Applications and Philosophy at Shell Chemical Company, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Characterizing Hot-Tack Difference in Hot-Melt Adhesives Using DMTA, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Characterizing Hot-Tack Difference in Hot-Melt Adhesives Using DMTA, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Moisture Reactive Hot Melts, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Moisture Reactive Hot Melts, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Innovative Packaging Technology Increases Plant Productivity, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Innovative Packaging Technology Increases Plant Productivity, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Influence of Hot Melts in Paper Recycling, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Influence of Hot Melts in Paper Recycling, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings