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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The Influence of Process Aids on Zig-Zag Type of Interfacial Instabilities in Film Blowing Multi-Layer Flows, 2005 PLACE Conference

The Influence of Process Aids on Zig-Zag Type of Interfacial Instabilities in Film Blowing Multi-Layer Flows, 2005 PLACE Conference

More Than Defect Detection-The Real Value of Web Inspection, 2005 PLACE Conference

More Than Defect Detection-The Real Value of Web Inspection, 2005 PLACE Conference

Future European Regulation on Adhesives for Food Contact Articles, 2005 PLACE Conference

Future European Regulation on Adhesives for Food Contact Articles, 2005 PLACE Conference

The Impact of Foil PInholes and Flex Cracks on the Moisture and Oxygen Barrier of Flexible Packaging, 2005 PLACE Conference

The Impact of Foil PInholes and Flex Cracks on the Moisture and Oxygen Barrier of Flexible Packaging, 2005 PLACE Conference

Polymeric Nanocomposites Enabled by Controlled Architecture Materials, 2005 PLACE Conference

Polymeric Nanocomposites Enabled by Controlled Architecture Materials, 2005 PLACE Conference

Evaluating, Monitoring and Controlling the Flexographic Printing Process, 2005 PLACE Conference

Evaluating, Monitoring and Controlling the Flexographic Printing Process, 2005 PLACE Conference

Printing on Metalized POlymer-Paperboard Compounds: Improvement of Adhesion by Optimized Flame Plasma Pre-Treatment, 2005 PLACE Conference

Printing on Metalized POlymer-Paperboard Compounds: Improvement of Adhesion by Optimized Flame Plasma Pre-Treatment, 2005 PLACE Conference

Application of 3D Flow Simulation Towards Blown Film Die Optimization, 2005 PLACE Conference

Application of 3D Flow Simulation Towards Blown Film Die Optimization, 2005 PLACE Conference

Infrared Analysis of Single and Multilayer Films in the Production Area, 2005 PLACE Conference

Infrared Analysis of Single and Multilayer Films in the Production Area, 2005 PLACE Conference

High Clarity Linear Low Density Polyethelene for Packaging Applications, 2005 PLACE Conference

High Clarity Linear Low Density Polyethelene for Packaging Applications, 2005 PLACE Conference

Use Process Control Valves as Rheometers to Predict and Control Polyethylene Molecular Weight and Molecular Weight Distribution, 2005 PLACE Conference

Use Process Control Valves as Rheometers to Predict and Control Polyethylene Molecular Weight and Molecular Weight Distribution, 2005 PLACE Conference

Reducing Resin Waste in Polymer Processing and Converting Operations

Reducing Resin Waste in Polymer Processing and Converting Operations

Cost Reduction Using Performance Products - A Case Study, 2005 PLACE Conference

Cost Reduction Using Performance Products - A Case Study, 2005 PLACE Conference

Heat Management Methodology for Successful UV Printing on Film Substrates, 2005 PLACE Conference

Heat Management Methodology for Successful UV Printing on Film Substrates, 2005 PLACE Conference

Advacements in Melt Fracture Elimination Technology, 2005 PLACE Conference

Advacements in Melt Fracture Elimination Technology, 2005 PLACE Conference

The Effect of Orientation of MD-Tear of HMW-HDPE Films, 2005 PLACE Conference

The Effect of Orientation of MD-Tear of HMW-HDPE Films, 2005 PLACE Conference

How Sealant Film Choice Can Affect a Laminated Structure's Properties

How Sealant Film Choice Can Affect a Laminated Structure's Properties

New Die Designs and Advancements in Automatic Die Controls for IMproved Efficiencies in Film Production, 2005 PLACE Conference

New Die Designs and Advancements in Automatic Die Controls for IMproved Efficiencies in Film Production, 2005 PLACE Conference

Reducing Variability in Dart Measurement Associated with Dart Head Wear, 2005 PLACE Conference

Reducing Variability in Dart Measurement Associated with Dart Head Wear, 2005 PLACE Conference

Improving the Gas-Fading Performance of Polyethylene Film Resins by Addressing the Over-Oxidation of Phenolic Antioxidants, 2005 PLACE Conference

Improving the Gas-Fading Performance of Polyethylene Film Resins by Addressing the Over-Oxidation of Phenolic Antioxidants, 2005 PLACE Conference