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 [email protected]. 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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TAPPI News
Flexible Packaging Training Unwrapped

Covering the latest tips, techniques, and technologies from industry experts, the TAPPI Blown and Cast Film Extrusion Course will take place in Savannah this March.

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Not Just a Surface-Level Extrusion Course

Not Just a Surface Level Extrusion CourseThere’s real depth in the content of year’s TAPPI International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion Division Extrusion Coating Course to be held August 14 – 16, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA at the Daytona

Why Follow When You Can Lead in the Flexible Packaging Arena?

Get on the right track to discovering industry innovations and consumer packaging preferences at the one-stop shop for flexible packaging professionals – from suppliers to brand owners – at TAPPI’s 2018 International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division Conference.

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Keeping in Good Company – the Perfect Extrusion Coating Course for All

Your competitors may be away on vacation, but you will gain a competitive edge by advancing your extrusion coating education. Join your peers in sunny Daytona Beach, Florida for the TAPPI Extrusion Coating Course on August 14 – 16 where you will be in good company with premier industry organizations.  

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Be Present…In Good Company

While your competitors are vacationing this summer, gain a competitive edge by advancing your extrusion coating education. Join your peers in sunny Daytona Beach, Florida for the TAPPI Extrusion Coating Course on August 14 – 16 where you will be in good company with premier industry organizations.

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A Sticky Matter That’s Good on the Surface

A Sticky Matter That’s Good on the SurfaceThis May, TAPPI, in partnership with ITW Pillar Technologies, will present a training workshop for those who supervise, operate, or maintain surface treatment systems. Attendees will gain a basic to intermediate understanding of

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Top-Notch Training in Blown and Cast Film Extrusion Planned for March

Top Notch Training in Blown and Cast Film Extrusion Planned for MarchBack by popular demand, TAPPI is presenting a special flexible packaging training opportunity covering the entire process from pellets through packaging. Revamped to meet today’s specific growing technological needs,

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Explore New Trends. Encounter Industry Professionals. Expand Your Extrusion Knowledge.

Explore New Trends. Encounter Industry Professionals. Expand Your Extrusion Knowledge.Turn the tide on your extrusion coating concerns and expand your knowledge of the industry at this year’s TAPPI International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion Division Extrusion Coating Course scheduled for August

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Don't Let Profits Go Up in Smoke: Modern Air Pollution Control Systems Reduce Energy Costs and Destroy Higher Levels of Air Pollutants

Don't Let Profits Go Up in Smoke: Modern Air Pollution Control Systems Reduce Energy Costs and Destroy Higher Levels of Air Pollutants

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The Effects of Corona and Flame Treatment

The Effects of Corona and Flame Treatment

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Enhanced Economics of 100% Solids Adhesives, The PLACE, December 2006

Enhanced Economics of 100% Solids Adhesives, The PLACE, December 2006

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New High Barrier Lidding Materials: Optimization Studies to Understand Seal Peel Characteristics to Different Consumer Cup Substrates

New High Barrier Lidding Materials: Optimization Studies to Understand Seal Peel Characteristics to Different Consumer Cup Substrates

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Coextruded HMW-HDPE Film Structures with Improved Bubble Stability, The PLACE, December 2006

Coextruded HMW-HDPE Film Structures with Improved Bubble Stability, The PLACE, December 2006

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Clarifiers for Polypropylene Film, The PLACE, December 2006

Clarifiers for Polypropylene Film, The PLACE, December 2006

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Synthetic paper from plastics, "the PLACE", October 2000

Synthetic paper from plastics, "the PLACE", October 2000

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A basic understanding of chill rolls, "the PLACE", October 2000

A basic understanding of chill rolls, "the PLACE", October 2000

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Assessing real-life sealant performance in flexible packaging, "the PLACE", October 2000

Assessing real-life sealant performance in flexible packaging, "the PLACE", October 2000

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Reactive barrier films, "the PLACE", September 2000

Reactive barrier films, "the PLACE", September 2000

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Fundamentals of roll coating for hot melt applications, "the PLACE", August 2001

Fundamentals of roll coating for hot melt applications, "the PLACE", August 2001

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Temperature switchable membranes for packaging fresh produce, "the PLACE", November 2000

Temperature switchable membranes for packaging fresh produce, "the PLACE", November 2000