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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Conference papers
Adhesives for sanitary napkins, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Adhesives for sanitary napkins, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Can Tungsten Carbide Cut it? - Proper Grade Selection for Cemented Tungsten CarbideTooling and Wear Part Applications in the Packaging and Converting Industry, 2014 PLACE Conference

Can Tungsten Carbide Cut it? - Proper Grade Selection for Cemented Tungsten CarbideTooling and Wear Part Applications in the Packaging and Converting Industry, 2014 PLACE Conference

Adjusting Wetting and Adhesion Characteristics with ALD and MLD, 2014 PLACE Conference

Adjusting Wetting and Adhesion Characteristics with ALD and MLD, 2014 PLACE Conference

Enabling Better Packaging Through Innovation, 2014 PLACE Conference

Enabling Better Packaging Through Innovation, 2014 PLACE Conference

Peelable Multilayer Films based on Propylene-ethylene Copolymer Sealant, 2014 PLACE Conference

Peelable Multilayer Films based on Propylene-ethylene Copolymer Sealant, 2014 PLACE Conference

Fundamentals of Abuse Performance of LLDPE/LDPE Blends in Blown Film Applications, 2014 PLACE Conference

Fundamentals of Abuse Performance of LLDPE/LDPE Blends in Blown Film Applications, 2014 PLACE Conference

Adoption of Induction Heated Rolls to Reduce Energy Consumption and Improve Quality, 2014 PLACE Conference

Adoption of Induction Heated Rolls to Reduce Energy Consumption and Improve Quality, 2014 PLACE Conference

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DURABILITY STUDIES, 2014 PLACE Conference

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DURABILITY STUDIES, 2014 PLACE Conference

New Technology Showcase TAPPI 2014, 2014 PLACE Conference

New Technology Showcase TAPPI 2014, 2014 PLACE Conference

Blame the Corona Treater - The Truth About Watt Density, Dyne Levels & Adhesion, 2014 PLACE Conference

Blame the Corona Treater - The Truth About Watt Density, Dyne Levels & Adhesion, 2014 PLACE Conference

Improving the effect of a nanoscale barrier coating on BOPP film properties: Influence of substrate contamination, web handling and pretreatments, 2014 PLACE Conference

Improving the effect of a nanoscale barrier coating on BOPP film properties: Influence of substrate contamination, web handling and pretreatments, 2014 PLACE Conference

Aluminum foil in packaging - A traditional barrier with state-of-the-art nanotechnology, 2014 PLACE Conference

Aluminum foil in packaging - A traditional barrier with state-of-the-art nanotechnology, 2014 PLACE Conference

Enhancing P.L.A.C.E. Efficiencies Using Bio Based Nano Particles, 2014 PLACE Conference

Enhancing P.L.A.C.E. Efficiencies Using Bio Based Nano Particles, 2014 PLACE Conference

New Solutions in Flexible Packaging. 2014 PLACE Conference

New Solutions in Flexible Packaging, 2014 PLACE Conference

Latest Developments in Polyethylene: Nucleation of HDPE Blown Films, 2014 PLACE Conference

Latest Developments in Polyethylene: Nucleation of HDPE Blown Films, 2014 PLACE Conference

Optimizing Sealants, Flexible Packaging Film Structures, and Operating Parameters for Ultrasonic Sealing, 2014 PLACE Conference

Optimizing Sealants, Flexible Packaging Film Structures, and Operating Parameters for Ultrasonic Sealing, 2014 PLACE Conference

Web Inspection Using OPSIS 8000 Line Scan Cameras, 2014 PLACE Conference

Web Inspection Using OPSIS 8000 Line Scan Cameras, 2014 PLACE Conference

Effects of Process Conditions on the Performance of a Heterogeneous Nucleating Agent in HDPE Blown Film, 2014 PLACE Conference

Effects of Process Conditions on the Performance of a Heterogeneous Nucleating Agent in HDPE Blown Film, 2014 PLACE Conference

UF - Packaging EngineeringProgram Update, 2014 PLACE Conference

UF - Packaging EngineeringProgram Update, 2014 PLACE Conference

Long Chain Branched (LCB) LLDPE Melt Strength and Property Modifiers for Extrusion Coating and Other Melt Processes, 2014 PLACE Conference

Long Chain Branched (LCB) LLDPE Melt Strength and Property Modifiers for Extrusion Coating and Other Melt Processes, 2014 PLACE Conference