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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Egeria Acquires Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Group (9/16/2016)

Egeria, the Dutch based private equity firm, has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Group from an affiliate of Warburg Pincus. Completion of the transaction is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Journal articles
Starch-based hot melts for adhesive applications, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1994, Vol. 77(9)

Starch-based hot melts for adhesive applications, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1994, Vol. 77(9)

Journal articles
The ball is in your court The CONEG Challenge and industryâ??s response

The ball is in your court The CONEG Challenge and industry’s response

Journal articles
A comparison of the oil, oxygen, and water-vapor permeation rates of various polyethylene blown films, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997, Vol. 80(3)

A comparison of the oil, oxygen, and water-vapor permeation rates of various polyethylene blown films, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997, Vol. 80(3)

Journal articles
Study of corrugated liner paper and bondability by hot-melt adhesives, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1997, Vol. 80(9)

Study of corrugated liner paper and bondability by hot-melt adhesives, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1997, Vol. 80(9)

Journal articles
Creep performance of mounting tapes using hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1997, Vol. 80(12)

Creep performance of mounting tapes using hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1997, Vol. 80(12)

Journal articles
Formulating deep freeze hmas - a statistical approach to predict performance properties, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1997, Vol. 80(9)

Formulating deep freeze hmas - a statistical approach to predict performance properties, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1997, Vol. 80(9)

Magazine articles
Hot melt symposium presentations seek ideal product, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1997, Vol. 80(12)

Hot melt symposium presentations seek ideal product, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1997, Vol. 80(12)

Journal articles
High-performance reactive hot melts, TAPPI JOURNAL, October 1994, Vol. 77(10)

High-performance reactive hot melts, TAPPI JOURNAL, October 1994, Vol. 77(10)

Magazine articles
1994 polymers, laminations and coatings conference highlights technology basics, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1994, Vol. 77(12)

1994 polymers, laminations and coatings conference highlights technology basics, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1994, Vol. 77(12)

Webinars
The Benefits of People Development ROE ROI or Both

This webinar describes ways to assess the impact of workforce development and how alignment with organizational success can be achieved.

Webinars
Evaluation of LLDPE Sealants and Structures for Ultrasonic Sealing

Ultrasonic sealing is an emerging technology that offers potential cost savings to flexible packaging converters through increased line speeds, narrower seals and reduced leakers. Most polyethylenes, coextruded films or laminates that can be conductive or heat sealed can also be ultrasonically welded. However, the mechanical forces required in ultrasonic sealing can weaken films. 

Webinars
Corona and Plasma Surface Treatments The Opportunities

This webinar addresses the roots of surface treatment challenges for polymeric, metallic, and composite materials, and identifies the corona and plasma treatment mechanisms which overcome those challenges. Corona discharges and Atmospheric pressure plasmas are valuable tools for the surface treatment of materials prior to printing, laminating, coating, painting, bonding, and other applications.

Courses
Corona & Atmospheric Plasma 101

Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of corona and plasma treatment, and what treatment system adjustments can be made to improve surface treatment and adhesion outcomes. Combining formal classroom training and hands-on experience, attendees will learn how to apply the latest surface treatment technologies to improve adhesion and product performance.

Events
2018 International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division Conference

Join us in “Setting the Pace for Innovation in Flexible Packaging” at this year’s Conference filled with everything new, exciting, and different in the Flexible Packaging industry.

Events
CONVERTERS EXPO SOUTH

A one day expo that unites converters of paper, film, plastics and nonwovens with industry buyers, specialists and suppliers.

Webinars
Optimizing Time in the Air Gap in Extrusion Coating for Improved Adhesion

This webinar explores adhesion through oxidation, in the extrusion coating process, and how Time in the Air Gap (TIAG) affects adhesion for extrusion coating primed and unprimed paper and film.

Journal articles
Print-registration control in a rotogravure printing press combined with extrusion-coating or lamination processes, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1995, Vol. 78(3)

Print-registration control in a rotogravure printing press combined with extrusion-coating or lamination processes, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1995, Vol. 78(3)

Journal articles
The evolution of conductive coatings, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1990, Vol. 73(12)

The evolution of conductive coatings, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1990, Vol. 73(12)

Journal articles
Using the solubility parameter to design polyvinylidene chloride copolymers for improved hot tack performance in coatings, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1990, Vol. 73(4)

Using the solubility parameter to design polyvinylidene chloride copolymers for improved hot tack performance in coatings, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1990, Vol. 73(4)