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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American Forest & Paper Association Releases August 2017 Printing-Writing Paper Report

September 22, 2017 - Contact: Barbara Riley


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Jay Miele named Allnorth Americas Vice President of Operations

Vancouver, Canada - September 21, 2017

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American Forest & Paper Association Releases August 2017 Containerboard Report

September 19, 2017 - Contact: Barbara Riley

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American Forest & Paper Association Releases August 2017 Boxboard Report

September 19, 2017 - Contact: Barbara Riley


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Not Just a Surface-Level Extrusion Course

Not Just a Surface Level Extrusion CourseThere’s real depth in the content of year’s TAPPI International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion Division Extrusion Coating Course to be held August 14 – 16, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA at the Daytona

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Flexible Packaging Training Unwrapped

Covering the latest tips, techniques, and technologies from industry experts, the TAPPI Blown and Cast Film Extrusion Course will take place in Savannah this March.

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Explore New Trends. Encounter Industry Professionals. Expand Your Extrusion Knowledge.

Explore New Trends. Encounter Industry Professionals. Expand Your Extrusion Knowledge.Turn the tide on your extrusion coating concerns and expand your knowledge of the industry at this year’s TAPPI International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion Division Extrusion Coating Course scheduled for August

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2018 TAPPI Board of Directors

TAPPI is pleased to announce the official results of the elections for its 2018 Board of Directors.   The Board of Directors determines the policies and has general charge of the affairs of the Association.

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Enhance Your Industry Library

Whether you are a seasoned professional or someone just starting out it's important to stay on top of industry trends and topics of interest. And one of the best ways to keep up is with a strong knowledge base.  

Courses
Look Beneath the Surface and Learn Solutions

Improving surface adhesion is crucial for better product performance in coating applications. Learn how to make those improvements by attending the Corona & Atmospheric Plasma 101 Course this May in Wisconsin.

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Explore the Future of Flexible Packaging at TAPPI’s 2018 Conference

Encounter industry innovations that are on the horizon and learn about consumer packaging preferences at this one-stop shop for collaboration among flexible packaging professionals at TAPPI’s 2018 International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division Conference.

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Prominent Flexible Packaging Experts to Speak at Conference

Hear a brand owner’s perspective on material selection and consumer messaging, and learn about how supplier innovation is delivering sustainability solutions across the supply chain at TAPPI’s 2018 International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, April 22-25.

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The Sticky Business of Surface Adhesion

Learn how to improve surface adhesion to the coating applications you use by attending the Corona & Atmospheric Plasma 101 Course this October in Hartland, Wisconsin.

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Top-Notch Training in Blown and Cast Film Extrusion Planned for March

Top Notch Training in Blown and Cast Film Extrusion Planned for MarchBack by popular demand, TAPPI is presenting a special flexible packaging training opportunity covering the entire process from pellets through packaging. Revamped to meet today’s specific growing technological needs,

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A Sticky Matter That’s Good on the Surface

A Sticky Matter That’s Good on the SurfaceThis May, TAPPI, in partnership with ITW Pillar Technologies, will present a training workshop for those who supervise, operate, or maintain surface treatment systems. Attendees will gain a basic to intermediate understanding of

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Keeping in Good Company – the Perfect Extrusion Coating Course for All

Your competitors may be away on vacation, but you will gain a competitive edge by advancing your extrusion coating education. Join your peers in sunny Daytona Beach, Florida for the TAPPI Extrusion Coating Course on August 14 – 16 where you will be in good company with premier industry organizations.  

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It’s All About Substance in This Extrusion Coating Course

Don’t miss out on the plethora of topics at the TAPPI International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion Division’s Extrusion Coating Course scheduled for August in Daytona Beach. Equipment technology, best practices for extrusion coating applications, and networking with experts and peers makes this course a “Must Attend” event of the year.

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Set Your Extrusion Coating Education Soaring(1)

Fly to the greatest heights in your career by advancing your education in extrusion coating at the TAPPI International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion Division’s Extrusion Coating Course scheduled for August in Daytona Beach. A panel of 16 distinguished industry experts will discuss commonly faced problems in extrusion coating making this course a “must attend” event of the year.

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Set Your Extrusion Coating Education Soaring

Learn the latest on technology, trends, and troubleshooting techniques in extrusion coating at the TAPPI International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion Division’s Extrusion Coating Course. A panel of 16 distinguished industry experts will discuss commonly faced problems in extrusion coating making