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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Greenpac Mill LLC - North America's Newest Greenfield Paper Mill Startup-July 2013, PaperCon 2014

Greenpac Mill LLC - North America's Newest Greenfield Paper Mill Startup-July 2013, PaperCon 2014

Threats and Opportunities Facing Global Corrugated Industry, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Threats and Opportunities Facing Global Corrugated Industry, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Videos
Modelling and Simulation of the Electric Field and Particle Trajectories in Simultaneous Two-Sided Dry Surface Treatment of Paper, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Modelling and Simulation of the Electric Field and Particle Trajectories in Simultaneous Two-Sided Dry Surface Treatment of Paper, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Conference papers
Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD-ROM, 2009

Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD-ROM, 2009

Conference papers
2011 Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD

2011 Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD

Conference papers
2013 Corrugated Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2013 Corrugated Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

Racing Toward Employee Engagement: From the Pit Crew to the Finish Line, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Racing Toward Employee Engagement: From the Pit Crew to the Finish Line, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Webinars
It's not a question of IF: Digital Printing for Corrugated Packaging Part II

This webinar is presented by Kevin Karstedt, Jeff Wettersten and introduced by Cory Francer. 

Webinars
It's not a question of IF: Digital Printing for Corrugated Packaging

This webinar is presented by Kevin Karstedt, Jeff Wettersten and introduced by Cory Francer. 

Corrugated Packaging

 Corrugated Packaging logo

Corrugated Packaging 

Technical information papers
Checking the parallel of corrugating rolls with â??NCRâ? paper, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-62 (2014)

Checking the parallel of corrugating rolls with “NCR” paper, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-62 (2014)

Technical information papers
Corrugated Caliper: Why is it so Important?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-04 (2001)

Corrugated Caliper: Why is it so Important?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-04 (2001)

Technical information papers
Statistical Process Control of Starch Gelatinization Temperature, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-14 (2002)

Statistical Process Control of Starch Gelatinization Temperature, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-14 (2002)

Technical information papers
Checklist: preparing die cuts for shipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-49 2007)

Checklist: preparing die cuts for shipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-49 2007)

Technical information papers
Proper use of pull bands, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-18 (2013)

Proper use of pull bands, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-18 (2013)

Technical information papers
Corrugator bearing clearance checks and their impact, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-47 (2018)

Corrugator bearing clearance checks and their impact, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-47 (2018)

Standards
Flat crush of corrugating medium (CMT test), Test Method T 809 om-17

Flat crush of corrugating medium (CMT test), Test Method T 809 om-17

Technical information papers
Computer assisted mounting systems, TIP 0306-02 (2017)

Computer assisted mounting systems, TIP 0306-02 (2017)

Technical information papers
Folding section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-42 (2007)

Folding section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-42 (2007)