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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Paper coating analysis by confocal Raman spectroscopy, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Paper coating analysis by confocal Raman spectroscopy, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effects of the Partial Replacement of SB latex with Dextrin Starch on the Thickness Distribution of Coating Layers, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effects of the Partial Replacement of SB latex with Dextrin Starch on the Thickness Distribution of Coating Layers, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Latex Dispersions as Carriers for Glucose Oxidase Oxygen Scavenging Systems, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Latex Dispersions as Carriers for Glucose Oxidase Oxygen Scavenging Systems, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

DETERMINATION OF PARTICLE SHAPE DISTRIBUTION OF CLAY USING AN AUTOMATED AFM IMAGE ANALYSIS METHOD, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

DETERMINATION OF PARTICLE SHAPE DISTRIBUTION OF CLAY USING AN AUTOMATED AFM IMAGE ANALYSIS METHOD, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

MODELING THE COMPRESSION OF PARTICLE PACKINGS USING THE DISCRETE ELEMENT METHOD, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

MODELING THE COMPRESSION OF PARTICLE PACKINGS USING THE DISCRETE ELEMENT METHOD, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

An extension of Lepoutre mechanism for the consolidation of the structure of latex-pigment coatings, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamental Symposium

An extension of Lepoutre mechanism for the consolidation of the structure of latex-pigment coatings, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamental Symposium

ADVANCES IN PREDICTION OF BLADE FORCES WITH VISCOELASTIC COATINGS, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

ADVANCES IN PREDICTION OF BLADE FORCES WITH VISCOELASTIC COATINGS, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Characterization of Ink Adhesion Failure; Effect of Pre-dampening of Carbonate Containing Coatings , 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Characterization of Ink Adhesion Failure; Effect of Pre-dampening of Carbonate Containing Coatings , 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Mechanistic insights into the weakening effect of water and oils on latex-bound coatings during printing , 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Mechanistic insights into the weakening effect of water and oils on latex-bound coatings during printing , 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effect of Pre-coat and Substrate Porosity on Conventional Barrier Coatings Performance, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effect of Pre-coat and Substrate Porosity on Conventional Barrier Coatings Performance, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Base Sheet Structures that Control Coating Uniformity: Effects of Length Scale, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Base Sheet Structures that Control Coating Uniformity: Effects of Length Scale, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

A new method of blocking quantification for coated paperboard, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

A new method of blocking quantification for coated paperboard, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

THE INFLUENCE OF BLANKET TYPE ON INK TACK, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

THE INFLUENCE OF BLANKET TYPE ON INK TACK, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

COMPARISON OF YOUNG-LAPLACE PORE SIZE AND MICROSCOPIC VOID AREA DISTRIBUTIONS IN TOPOLOGICALLY SIMILAR STRUCTURES: a new method for characterising connectivity in pigmented coatings, 2008 Advanced Coa

COMPARISON OF YOUNG-LAPLACE PORE SIZE AND MICROSCOPIC VOID AREA DISTRIBUTIONS IN TOPOLOGICALLY SIMILAR STRUCTURES: a new method for characterising connectivity in pigmented coatings, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

PREDICTION OF COATING STRUCTURE CHANGE DURING CALENDERING, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

PREDICTION OF COATING STRUCTURE CHANGE DURING CALENDERING, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Relation between surface energy, topography, wettability and detailed surface chemistry by spectroscopy for coated printing papers, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Relation between surface energy, topography, wettability and detailed surface chemistry by spectroscopy for coated printing papers, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

The Use of Silica Pigments in Coated Media for Inkjet Printing: Effects of Absorption and Porosity on Printing Performance and Depth-Profiling Using Confocal Raman spectroscopy, 2008 Advanced Coating

The Use of Silica Pigments in Coated Media for Inkjet Printing: Effects of Absorption and Porosity on Printing Performance and Depth-Profiling Using Confocal Raman spectroscopy, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Developing optical efficiency through optimised coating structure, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Developing optical efficiency through optimised coating structure, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

A theoretical approach to understanding microstructure-tensile modulus relations in paper coatings , 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

A theoretical approach to understanding microstructure-tensile modulus relations in paper coatings , 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

SHORT-TIME COATING DEWATERING: A NOVEL TEST METHOD AND MODEL, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

SHORT-TIME COATING DEWATERING: A NOVEL TEST METHOD AND MODEL, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium