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
Effect Of Time, Temperature, And Draw Down On Interlayer Peel Strength During Coextrusion Coating, Film Casting and Film Blowing, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposiu

Effect Of Time, Temperature, And Draw Down On Interlayer Peel Strength During Coextrusion Coating, Film Casting and Film Blowing, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Strengths and Weaknesses in the Packaging Industry Around the World, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Strengths and Weaknesses in the Packaging Industry Around the World, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Performance Flexible Packaging Laminates via Extrusion Coating, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Performance Flexible Packaging Laminates via Extrusion Coating, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Polyolefin Dispersion â?¢ A New Vistas for Flexible Packaging, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Polyolefin Dispersion • A New Vistas for Flexible Packaging, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

TAPPI News
Join the Race to Innovate with a Winning Team at TAPPI’s Flexible Packaging Conference

Bring your team to TAPPI’s 2018 International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division Conference and join winners in NASCAR and the flexible packaging industry. Explore sustainability and end-of-life packaging innovations and consumer preferences in Charlotte on April 22-25.

TAPPI News
Be Present…In Good Company

While your competitors are vacationing this summer, 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.

TAPPI News
Expand Your Extrusion Coating Knowledge and Network

Expand Your Extrusion Coating Knowledge and NetworkTAPPI’s International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion Division is hosting their popular Extrusion Coating Course on August 14 – 16, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA at the Daytona Beach Hilton.

TAPPI News
Registration Open for Comprehensive 3-Day Extrusion Coating Course

Reserve your seat for the TAPPI International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion Division’s Extrusion Coating Course taking place August 14-16 in Daytona Beach, FL.

Recent Technologies in Blown Film Extrusion, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Recent Technologies in Blown Film Extrusion, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

FLEXO v/s GRAVURE, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

FLEXO v/s GRAVURE, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

STATUS & POTENTIAL FLEXIBLE PACKAGING IN INDIA, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

STATUS & POTENTIAL FLEXIBLE PACKAGING IN INDIA, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Polyurethane Laminating Adhesives and Food Safety: A Smart Alliance, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Polyurethane Laminating Adhesives and Food Safety: A Smart Alliance, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Modifying LDPE for Improved Adhesion to Aluminum Foil, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Modifying LDPE for Improved Adhesion to Aluminum Foil, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Extrusion Die Systems for Barrier Film Applications, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Extrusion Die Systems for Barrier Film Applications, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Can High Output and Low Energy Consumption be married?, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Can High Output and Low Energy Consumption be married?, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Understanding Market Attributes for a Competitive Advantage, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Understanding Market Attributes for a Competitive Advantage, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

State of the Flexible Packaging Industry a U.S. Perspective, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

State of the Flexible Packaging Industry a U.S. Perspective, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

The Measure of Quality, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

The Measure of Quality, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Clear Re-Tort Packaging Via Extrusion Lamination, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Clear Re-Tort Packaging Via Extrusion Lamination, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Novel Methods to Process High Barrier PVDC, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Novel Methods to Process High Barrier PVDC, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium