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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Understanding Why Adhesion in Extrusion Coating Decreases with Diminishing coating Thickness, Part I: Pentration of Porous Substrates, 2005 PLACE Conference

Understanding Why Adhesion in Extrusion Coating Decreases with Diminishing coating Thickness, Part I: Pentration of Porous Substrates, 2005 PLACE Conference

Optimization by Integrating Engineering and Business Models, 2005 PLACE Conference

Optimization by Integrating Engineering and Business Models, 2005 PLACE Conference

Advances in Ultra High Barrier (UHB) and Enhanced Sealant (ES) Technology For Bi-Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Film, 2005 PLACE Conference

Advances in Ultra High Barrier (UHB) and Enhanced Sealant (ES) Technology For Bi-Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Film, 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

High Barrier Advancements in Metallized Films, 2005 PLACE Conference

High Barrier Advancements in Metallized Films, 2005 PLACE Conference

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

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

Benefits of New Technology Ionizers for Web Handling, 2005 PLACE Conference

Benefits of New Technology Ionizers for Web Handling, 2005 PLACE Conference

Polyolefin Microstructure Characterization Using 3D-GPC-TREF, 2005 PLACE Conference

Polyolefin Microstructure Characterization Using 3D-GPC-TREF, 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

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

Thermal Analysis of Primers and Coatings as a Prediction Model, 2005 PLACE Conference

Thermal Analysis of Primers and Coatings as a Prediction Model, 2005 PLACE Conference

The Effects of Retort Conditions on Clear High Barrier Laminated Structures, 2005 PLACE Conference

The Effects of Retort Conditions on Clear High Barrier Laminated Structures, 2005 PLACE Conference

Barrier Testing and Comparison in Pouch Package Structures, 2005 PLACE Conference

Barrier Testing and Comparison in Pouch Package Structures, 2005 PLACE Conference

Saturation Phenomena in Conjunction with Corona Treatment on Different Substrates, 2005 PLACE Conference

Saturation Phenomena in Conjunction with Corona Treatment on Different Substrates, 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

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

Future European Regulation on Adhesives for Food Contact Articles, 2005 PLACE Conference

Future European Regulation on Adhesives for Food Contact Articles, 2005 PLACE Conference

Effect of Machine Direction Orientation (MDO) on the Moisture and Oxygen Barrier Properties of HMW-PE Films, 2005 PLACE Conference

Effect of Machine Direction Orientation (MDO) on the Moisture and Oxygen Barrier Properties of HMW-PE Films, 2005 PLACE Conference

PVDC Barrier Concepts for Demanding Coextrusion and Lamination Applications, 2005 PLACE Conference

PVDC Barrier Concepts for Demanding Coextrusion and Lamination Applications, 2005 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

Advanced Aluminum Foil Products for Packaging Applications, 2005 PLACE Conference

Advanced Aluminum Foil Products for Packaging Applications, 2005 PLACE Conference