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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Books
Normas y Metodos de Contenedores Corrugados (Spanish Corrugated Containers Test Methods)

Normas y Metodos de Contenedores Corrugados (Spanish Corrugated Containers Test Methods)

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)

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
Starch Adhesive Preparation and Distribution Systems: Housekeeping, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-06 (2002)

Starch Adhesive Preparation and Distribution Systems: Housekeeping, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-06 (2002)

Technical information papers
An Alternative Method for Designating Flute Sizes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0302-04 (2001)

An Alternative Method for Designating Flute Sizes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0302-04 (2001)

Videos
More Than a Box: Box Plant 101 - Video

More Than a Box: Box Plant 101 - Video

Technical information papers
Cross direction warp in corrugated board, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-07 (2010)

Cross direction warp in corrugated board, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-07 (2010)

Standards
Impact Resistance of Fiberboard Shipping Containers, Test Method T 801 om-06 - WITHDRAWN

Impact Resistance of Fiberboard Shipping Containers, Test Method T 801 om-06 - WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Rotary cutting die maintenance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-23 (2007)

Rotary cutting die maintenance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-23 (2007)

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
Checking the flute depth of corrugating rolls, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-75 (2010)

Checking the flute depth of corrugating rolls, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-75 (2015)

Technical information papers
How to Perform a Gauge (Instrument) Repeatability and Reproducibility Study (Measurement/Range Type), Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-71 (2004)

How to Perform a Gauge (Instrument) Repeatability and Reproducibility Study (Measurement/Range Type), Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-71 (2004)

Technical information papers
Rotary diecutter urethane anvil maintenance, Technical Information Paper - TIP 0305-35 (2007)

Rotary diecutter urethane anvil maintenance, Technical Information Paper - TIP 0305-35 (2007)

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
Total indicated runout and its impact on combined board quality, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-56 (2009)

Total indicated runout and its impact on combined board quality, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-56 (2009)

Technical information papers
In-Process Checklist, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-27 (2004) WITHDRAWN

In-Process Checklist, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-27 (2004) WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Proper Methods of Measuring Starch Adhesive Viscosity, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-33 (2006)

Proper Methods of Measuring Starch Adhesive Viscosity, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-33 (2006)

Technical information papers
Machinery Considerations and Selection, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-06 (2007)

Machinery Considerations and Selection, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-06 (2007)

Technical information papers
Calibration and maintenance of the manually operated micrometer, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-30 (2008)

Calibration and maintenance of the manually operated micrometer, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-30 (2008)

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)