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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Productivity Improvements in Rotary Die Cut Stackers

Productivity Improvements in Rotary Die Cut Stackers

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Corrugator Roll Wear Measurement

Corrugator Roll Wear Measurement

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Corrugating Defect/Remedy Manual, Sixth Edition (Book and CD-ROM)

Corrugating Defect/Remedy Manual, Sixth Edition (Book and CD-ROM)

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Corrugated Crossroads: A Reference Guide for the Corrugated Containers Industry

Corrugated Crossroads: A Reference Guide for the Corrugated Containers Industry

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How to Write What People Like to Read

How to Write What People Like to Read

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Corrugated Container Plant Handbook

Corrugated Container Plant Handbook

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Guidelines for the Buying and Selling of Used Corrugated Machinery

Guidelines for the Buying and Selling of Used Corrugated Machinery

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Paper Coating Viscoelasticity and its Significance in Blade Coating

Paper Coating Viscoelasticity and its Significance in Blade Coating

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Corrugating Defect / Remedy Manual, Sixth Edition

Corrugating Defect / Remedy Manual, Sixth Edition

Maintenance and Calibration Manuals for Rotary Diecutters and Flexo Folder-Gluers

Maintenance and Calibration Manuals for Rotary Diecutters and Flexo Folder-Gluers

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Flexographic Terms: A Glossary of Terms Used in Flexographic Printing on Corrugated Board

Flexographic Terms: A Glossary of Terms Used in Flexographic Printing on Corrugated Board

Corrugating Defect/Remedy CD-ROM, Sixth Edition

Corrugating Defect/Remedy CD-ROM, Sixth Edition

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High Purity Pulps: Testing, Accessibility and Reactivity

High Purity Pulps: Testing, Accessibility and Reactivity

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Critical Thinking in Converting

Critical Thinking in Converting

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Paper: An Engineered Stochastic Structure

Paper: An Engineered Stochastic Structure

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Corrugated Containers Manufacturing Process, The

Corrugated Containers Manufacturing Process, The

Manual de Defectos/Remedios en la Corrugacion, Sexta Edicion

Manual de Defectos/Remedios en la Corrugacion, Sexta Edicion

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Normas y Metodos de Contenedores Corrugados (Spanish Corrugated Containers Test Methods)

Normas y Metodos de Contenedores Corrugados (Spanish Corrugated Containers Test Methods)

Corrugator Monitor

Corrugator Monitor

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Roisum Series, The

Roisum Series, The