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 Use of Calcium Carbonate in Polyolefins Offers Significant Improvement in Productivity, 2005 PLACE Conference

The Use of Calcium Carbonate in Polyolefins Offers Significant Improvement in Productivity, 2005 PLACE Conference

Retort Flexible Pouches: Selecting a Co-Packer, 2005 PLACE Conference

Retort Flexible Pouches: Selecting a Co-Packer, 2005 PLACE Conference

Metallocene LLDPE Films for Heavy Duty Sack Applications, 2005 PLACE Conference

Metallocene LLDPE Films for Heavy Duty Sack Applications, 2005 PLACE Conference

Absorption and Covalent Coupling of ATP Aptamers onto Cellulose, 2006 PLACE Conference

Absorption and Covalent Coupling of ATP Aptamers onto Cellulose, 2006 PLACE Conference

Improving Production Efficiency of Flexible Film Printing Lines by the Print Control and Changeover Benefits of Gearless C.I. Presses, 2005 PLACE Conference

Improving Production Efficiency of Flexible Film Printing Lines by the Print Control and Changeover Benefits of Gearless C.I. Presses, 2005 PLACE Conference

High Clarity Masterbatch: A New Technology for Improving the Clarity and Gloss of PE Films, 2005 PLACE Conference

High Clarity Masterbatch: A New Technology for Improving the Clarity and Gloss of PE Films, 2005 PLACE Conference

Clear Barriers and High Volume Production, 2006 PLACE Conference

Clear Barriers and High Volume Production, 2006 PLACE Conference

Optimizing Application Properties of EV Curable Laminating Adhesives for Flexible, 2005 PLACE Conference

Optimizing Application Properties of EV Curable Laminating Adhesives for Flexible, 2005 PLACE Conference

Introduction to Retort Pouch Technolgoy, 2005 PLACE Conference

Introduction to Retort Pouch Technolgoy, 2005 PLACE Conference

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

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

The Unique Performance of PVDV-A Proven Material Displays its Innovation Potential, 2006 PLACE Conference

The Unique Performance of PVDV-A Proven Material Displays its Innovation Potential, 2006 PLACE Conference

Influence of Electron Beam on Some Polymeric Substrates Used in Flexible Packaging, 2005 PLACE Conference

Influence of Electron Beam on Some Polymeric Substrates Used in Flexible Packaging, 2005 PLACE Conference

Fresh Cut Product Packaging: New Developments in PLA Films, 2006 PLACE Conference

Fresh Cut Product Packaging: New Developments in PLA Films, 2006 PLACE Conference

The Effect of Resin Type and Coextrusion Film Structure on Gloss Measured at Multiple Geometries and the Correlation to Human Perception, 2005 PLACE Conference

The Effect of Resin Type and Coextrusion Film Structure on Gloss Measured at Multiple Geometries and the Correlation to Human Perception, 2005 PLACE Conference

Troubleshooting Extursion Problems in Coextrusion Film Applications, 2006 PLACE Conference

Troubleshooting Extursion Problems in Coextrusion Film Applications, 2006 PLACE Conference

Advanced Aluminum Foil Products for Packaging Applications, 2005 PLACE Conference

Advanced Aluminum Foil Products for Packaging Applications, 2005 PLACE Conference

First Principals Cause of Melt Fracture in LLDPE, 2005 PLACE Conference

First Principals Cause of Melt Fracture in LLDPE, 2005 PLACE Conference

Non-Nuclear Gauging Alternatives Offer Enhanced Performance with Simplified Use, 2005 PLACE Conference

Non-Nuclear Gauging Alternatives Offer Enhanced Performance with Simplified Use, 2005 PLACE Conference

FlexCureTM Oligomer Technology - Customizable Acrylic Resins That UV Cure With Low or No Added Photoinitiator, 2005 PLACE Conference

FlexCureTM Oligomer Technology - Customizable Acrylic Resins That UV Cure With Low or No Added Photoinitiator, 2005 PLACE Conference

On-Line Gauging as a Process Troubleshooting Tool, 2006 PLACE Conference

On-Line Gauging as a Process Troubleshooting Tool, 2006 PLACE Conference