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

Showing 1–20 of 268 results
Packaging and Case and Carton Sealing Hot Melts Fifty Years of Change and Progress, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Packaging and Case and Carton Sealing Hot Melts Fifty Years of Change and Progress, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Alternative Hot Melt Pressure Sensitive Technologies, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Alternative Hot Melt Pressure Sensitive Technologies, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Die Development for Fiberization of High Performance Adhesives, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Die Development for Fiberization of High Performance Adhesives, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Hot Melt Adhesives Comprising Crystalline and Amorphous Polymers, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Hot Melt Adhesives Comprising Crystalline and Amorphous Polymers, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Blended EVAs Compared to Reactor Grade EVAs in Hot Melt Adhesives, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Blended EVAs Compared to Reactor Grade EVAs in Hot Melt Adhesives, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Compliance with MACT, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Compliance with MACT, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Hot Melt Technologies Offer More Choices in Building Components Assembly, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Hot Melt Technologies Offer More Choices in Building Components Assembly, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Structural Polyurethane Reactive Hot Melt Adhesives and Testing Methods, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Structural Polyurethane Reactive Hot Melt Adhesives and Testing Methods, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Developing a Process Window for UV Curable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Developing a Process Window for UV Curable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Environmentally Conscious Hot Melt Adhesives, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Environmentally Conscious Hot Melt Adhesives, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Fundamentals of Roll Coating for Hot Melt Applications, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Fundamentals of Roll Coating for Hot Melt Applications, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Challenges and Opportunities Hot Melt Adhesives in Two Southeast Asia Countries Thailand and Vietnam, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Challenges and Opportunities Hot Melt Adhesives in Two Southeast Asia Countries Thailand and Vietnam, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Family of Higher Performance REXTA Amorphous Polyaphaolefins, APOAs, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Family of Higher Performance REXTA Amorphous Polyaphaolefins, APOAs, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Incorporation of Low Viscosity Amorphous Propylene-Ethylene Copolymers in Adhesive and Sealant Formulations, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Incorporation of Low Viscosity Amorphous Propylene-Ethylene Copolymers in Adhesive and Sealant Formulations, 1998 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

Impact of Hot Melt Adhesives on the Paper Recycling Process, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Impact of Hot Melt Adhesives on the Paper Recycling Process, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Advanced Efficiency Options - Increasing Electricity Generating Potential from Pulp Mills, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Advanced Efficiency Options - Increasing Electricity Generating Potential from Pulp Mills, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

One Part Moisture Curable Ethylene Copolymer, 1995 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

One Part Moisture Curable Ethylene Copolymer, 1995 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Thermal Stabilization of Hot Melt Adhesives, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Thermal Stabilization of Hot Melt Adhesives, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Hydroxy Modified Diblock Additives to High Vinyl TPE for Adhesives, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Hydroxy Modified Diblock Additives to High Vinyl TPE for Adhesives, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings