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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Market reports
Productivity & Waste Survey

Fibre Box Association (FBA) is pleased to announce the publication of the corrugated industry’s biennial Productivity & Waste Survey (PWS).  The 2015 survey provides useful benchmarking data on productivity, waste and starch consumption, and offers the best-in-class data for users to compare operations.

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Life Cycle Inventory Analysis Userâ??s Guide: Enhanced Methods and Applications for the Products of the Forest Industry

Life Cycle Inventory Analysis User’s Guide: Enhanced Methods and Applications for the Products of the Forest Industry

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Rigid Plastics Packaging, Bottles/Jars

Rigid Plastics Packaging, Bottles/Jars

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Worldwide Folding Carton Market: Forecast to 2017

Worldwide Folding Carton Market: Forecast to 2017

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Rigid Plastics Packaging - Cups/ Tubs/ Trays/ Clamshells

Rigid Plastics Packaging - Cups/ Tubs/ Trays/ Clamshells

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US Lift Truck Market

US Lift Truck Market

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Worldwide Packaging Board Market

Worldwide Packaging Board Market

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Worldwide Commerical Printing Market

Worldwide Commerical Printing Market

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Flexible Packaging

Flexible Packaging

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Closures

Closures

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Energy Opportunities in the North American Pulp and Paper Industry

Energy Opportunities in the North American Pulp and Paper Industry

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NA Specialty and Value Added Paper Market Study

NA Specialty and Value Added Paper Market Study

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Ten-year Forecasts of Disruptive Technologies in Paper and Board to 2020

Ten-year Forecasts of Disruptive Technologies in Paper and Board to 2020

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The Future of Specialty Papers in North and South America: market forecasts to 2017

The Future of Specialty Papers in North and South America: market forecasts to 2017

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2007 TAPPI Salary Survey

2007 TAPPI Salary Survey

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Premium Access for a survey non-participant.

Premium Access for Non-participant

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Premium Access for survey participant.

TAPPI Industry Compensation Survey

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Premium Access for a survey non-participant.(1)

TAPPI Industry Compensation Survey

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Preminum Access for a survey participant.

TAPPI Industry Compensation Survey

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