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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Baggy Webs: Making, Measurement and Mitigation Thereof, 2001 Engineering / Finishing & Converting Conference Proceedings

Baggy Webs: Making, Measurement and Mitigation Thereof, 2001 Engineering / Finishing & Converting Conference Proceedings

Automating Your Existing Warehouse, 2001 Engineering / Finishing & Converting Conference Proceedings

Automating Your Existing Warehouse, 2001 Engineering / Finishing & Converting Conference Proceedings

Latest Development in Advanced Kraft Cooking Automation, 2013 PEERS Conference

Latest Development in Advanced Kraft Cooking Automation, 2013 PEERS Conference

Removal Of Mineral Oil During Recovered Paper Processing, 2013 PEERS Conference

Removal Of Mineral Oil During Recovered Paper Processing, 2013 PEERS Conference

Use of IR Technology to Model Temperature Loss in the Air Gap, 2014 PLACE Conference

Use of IR Technology to Model Temperature Loss in the Air Gap, 2014 PLACE Conference

Long Chain Branched (LCB) LLDPE Melt Strength and Property Modifiers for Extrusion Coating and Other Melt Processes, 2014 PLACE Conference

Long Chain Branched (LCB) LLDPE Melt Strength and Property Modifiers for Extrusion Coating and Other Melt Processes, 2014 PLACE Conference

Water based Primer for Polypropylene Lamination or Extrusion Coating, 2014 PLACE Conference

Water based Primer for Polypropylene Lamination or Extrusion Coating, 2014 PLACE Conference

Improving Oxidation of the Extrusion Melt at Higher Line Speeds and Lower Melt Temperatures, 2014 PLACE Conference

Improving Oxidation of the Extrusion Melt at Higher Line Speeds and Lower Melt Temperatures, 2014 PLACE Conference

COPPER ROLLS IN COATING AND CASTING LINES - THERMODYNAMIC OPTIMIZATION, 2014 PLACE Conference

COPPER ROLLS IN COATING AND CASTING LINES - THERMODYNAMIC OPTIMIZATION, 2014 PLACE Conference

Improving the Accuracy and Reliability of Models used to Predict Multilayer Film Properties, 2014 PLACE Conference

Improving the Accuracy and Reliability of Models used to Predict Multilayer Film Properties, 2014 PLACE Conference

Advances in Aqueous Heat Seal Coatings for Flexible Packaging, 2014 PLACE Conference

Advances in Aqueous Heat Seal Coatings for Flexible Packaging, 2014 PLACE Conference

UF - Packaging EngineeringProgram Update, 2014 PLACE Conference

UF - Packaging EngineeringProgram Update, 2014 PLACE Conference

Extrusion Coating in an Adhesive Lamination World, 2014 PLACE Conference

Extrusion Coating in an Adhesive Lamination World, 2014 PLACE Conference

Enabling Better Packaging Through Innovation, 2014 PLACE Conference

Enabling Better Packaging Through Innovation, 2014 PLACE Conference

Celanese - A Brief Introduction at TAPPI PLACE Conference, 2014 PLACE Conference

Celanese - A Brief Introduction at TAPPI PLACE Conference, 2014 PLACE Conference

HDPE Barrier Lamination Offers Potential for Metalized Film Replacement, 2014 PLACE Conference

HDPE Barrier Lamination Offers Potential for Metalized Film Replacement, 2014 PLACE Conference

New Ultra Low Migration Solventfree Laminating Adhesive for Food Packaging, 2014 PLACE Conference

New Ultra Low Migration Solventfree Laminating Adhesive for Food Packaging, 2014 PLACE Conference

Understanding Sustainable Packaging - SolutionisnTM in Context, 2014 PLACE Conference

Understanding Sustainable Packaging - SolutionisnTM in Context, 2014 PLACE Conference

Adjusting Wetting and Adhesion Characteristics with ALD and MLD, 2014 PLACE Conference

Adjusting Wetting and Adhesion Characteristics with ALD and MLD, 2014 PLACE Conference

Can Tungsten Carbide Cut it? - Proper Grade Selection for Cemented Tungsten CarbideTooling and Wear Part Applications in the Packaging and Converting Industry, 2014 PLACE Conference

Can Tungsten Carbide Cut it? - Proper Grade Selection for Cemented Tungsten CarbideTooling and Wear Part Applications in the Packaging and Converting Industry, 2014 PLACE Conference