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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Odorless Water-Dispersible Sulfopolyester for Adhesive Formulations, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Odorless Water-Dispersible Sulfopolyester for Adhesive Formulations, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Consistent Viscosity in an EVA Based Hot Melt Adhesive, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Consistent Viscosity in an EVA Based Hot Melt Adhesive, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Removal of Hot-Melt Adhesives with Through-Flow Cleaners, 1995 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Removal of Hot-Melt Adhesives with Through-Flow Cleaners, 1995 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Measurement of Color in Resins and Adhesive Systems, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Measurement of Color in Resins and Adhesive Systems, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Overview of Ultraviolet Light Curable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, PSAs, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Overview of Ultraviolet Light Curable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, PSAs, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Formulation of HMA Based on Butene-1 Polymers, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Formulation of HMA Based on Butene-1 Polymers, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Hot Melt Adhesive Development and the Proliferation of Raw Materials, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Hot Melt Adhesive Development and the Proliferation of Raw Materials, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Smart Tackifier Selection Key Considerations Beyond Performance, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Smart Tackifier Selection Key Considerations Beyond Performance, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Stickies and Recycled Paperboard, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Stickies and Recycled Paperboard, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Styrenic TPE for Hot Melt Adhesives, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Styrenic TPE for Hot Melt Adhesives, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Modern Conception Tools: Their Application to Formulating Hot-Melt Adhesives, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Modern Conception Tools: Their Application to Formulating Hot-Melt Adhesives, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Technical Perspective of the Effect of Hot Melt Adhesives on the Recycling of Post Consumer Recovered Paper/Paperboard Materials, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Technical Perspective of the Effect of Hot Melt Adhesives on the Recycling of Post Consumer Recovered Paper/Paperboard Materials, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Moisture Reactive Hot Melts, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Moisture Reactive Hot Melts, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Remoistenable Hot-Melt Adhesives, 1995 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Remoistenable Hot-Melt Adhesives, 1995 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Structure-Properties Relationships in Styrene-Isoprene Block Copolymers, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Structure-Properties Relationships in Styrene-Isoprene Block Copolymers, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Raw Material Trends for Hot Melt Adhesives in Europe, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Raw Material Trends for Hot Melt Adhesives in Europe, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Plastics Recycling: Looking Ahead, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Plastics Recycling: Looking Ahead, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Characterizing Hot-Tack Difference in Hot-Melt Adhesives Using DMTA, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Characterizing Hot-Tack Difference in Hot-Melt Adhesives Using DMTA, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Managing the Development of New Products, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Managing the Development of New Products, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Screening of Hot Melt Components for Repulpability Using a Four Step Test That Considers Common Repulping Environments, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Screening of Hot Melt Components for Repulpability Using a Four Step Test That Considers Common Repulping Environments, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings