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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New Permanent ESD and Corrosion Resistant Reactive Barrier Packaging Material, 2001 Polymers Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

New Permanent ESD and Corrosion Resistant Reactive Barrier Packaging Material, 2001 Polymers Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Influence of Die Design and Extensional Rheology on the Onset of Wave Interfacial Instabilities in Coextrusion Flows, 2001 Polymers Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Influence of Die Design and Extensional Rheology on the Onset of Wave Interfacial Instabilities in Coextrusion Flows, 2001 Polymers Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

New Developments in Burner Design & Control for Surface Treaters, 2001 Polymers Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

New Developments in Burner Design & Control for Surface Treaters, 2001 Polymers Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Providing New Effects and Value for Plastics-Functionalization of Films Through the Use of Additives, 2001 Polymers Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Providing New Effects and Value for Plastics-Functionalization of Films Through the Use of Additives, 2001 Polymers Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Cast Embossed Film - Alternative Machine Designs to Enhance Film Properties, 2001 Polymers Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Cast Embossed Film - Alternative Machine Designs to Enhance Film Properties, 2001 Polymers Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Modified Atmosphere Packaging of Consumer Units of Fresh Ground Beef and Other Beef Cuts, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Modified Atmosphere Packaging of Consumer Units of Fresh Ground Beef and Other Beef Cuts, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Starch Based Hot Melts for Adhesive Applications, 1994 Polymers, Laminations & Coating Conference Proceedings

Starch Based Hot Melts for Adhesive Applications, 1994 Polymers, Laminations & Coating Conference Proceedings

Removable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives for Food Packaging Applications, 1991 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Removable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives for Food Packaging Applications, 1991 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

New Spherilene Technology: High Performance and High Clarity Polyethylene, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

New Spherilene Technology: High Performance and High Clarity Polyethylene, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Release Liners: A Review of Present Technology, 1991 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Release Liners: A Review of Present Technology, 1991 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Before the Games Begin (Preparing for a Co-extrusion Run), 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Before the Games Begin (Preparing for a Co-extrusion Run), 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Significant Improvements to Extrusion Coating Processing Aids, 1991 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Significant Improvements to Extrusion Coating Processing Aids, 1991 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Physical Properties of Blends of Various Melt Index LDPEs and LLDPE, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Physical Properties of Blends of Various Melt Index LDPEs and LLDPE, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Statistical Modelling in the Design of Laminating Adhesives, 1991 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Statistical Modelling in the Design of Laminating Adhesives, 1991 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

History of Polyethylenes as Coatings for Milk Cartons, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

History of Polyethylenes as Coatings for Milk Cartons, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Analyzing the Flow Through Dies Containing Different Channel Geometries, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Analyzing the Flow Through Dies Containing Different Channel Geometries, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
Improved LLDPE Film Performance Via Alternative Bubble Shape, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Improved LLDPE Film Performance Via Alternative Bubble Shape, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
Finite Element Analysis of the Bending of Film Winding Rolls, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Finite Element Analysis of the Bending of Film Winding Rolls, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

High Barrier Packaging with Liquid Crystal Polymers, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

High Barrier Packaging with Liquid Crystal Polymers, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Printing with UV Flexo Inks, 1997 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Printing with UV Flexo Inks, 1997 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings