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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How to Write What People Like to Read

How to Write What People Like to Read

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Finishing - Papermaking Part 3

Papermaking Part 3, Finishing

Optimizing Water Resistance of Polymeric/PigmentedLinerboard Coatings Using Pigmentsfor Linerboard Wax Replacement, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Optimizing Water Resistance of Polymeric/PigmentedLinerboard Coatings Using Pigmentsfor Linerboard Wax Replacement, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

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Printing Fundamentals

Printing Fundamentals

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Best Practices on the Corrugator Course

This course is designed to give an understanding of each element in the corrugating process, which will lead to higher productivity and profitability, better quality, as well as reduce waste and downtime.

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SuperCorrExpo 2020

Exhibitor and Sponsor bookings are already underway for SuperCorrExpo 2020 in Orlando, Florida USA. Please see the floorplan below and contact Linda Cohen at lcohen@tappi.org or 914-944-0135 to reserve your spot and for more information

Please visit the Hotel and Travel page for lodging information.

Corrugated Packaging

The Corrugated Packaging Industry focuses on the manufacture and use of corrugated containers and associated packaging materials and products.

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Corbotec Meeting

Corbotec Meeting Phillips, Wisconsin open 2019-06-12 2019-06-13

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Chicago TAPPI Golf Outing

Chicago TAPPI Golf Outing Oak Brook Marriott, Oak Brook, IL open 2019-11-05 2019-11-05 Learn More Learn More

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Introduction to Corrugated Course

In fast-paced corrugator operations, it is critical to be equipped with foundational understanding of the dynamic corrugating process. This course is designed to shorten the learning curve of people new to the business and provide a deeper understanding to those already in the game.

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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.

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It's not a question of IF: Digital Printing for Corrugated Packaging

This webinar is presented by Kevin Karstedt, Jeff Wettersten and introduced by Cory Francer. 

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It's not a question of IF: Digital Printing for Corrugated Packaging Part II

This webinar is presented by Kevin Karstedt, Jeff Wettersten and introduced by Cory Francer. 

Global Coating Technology for Corrugated Packaging, 2011 CorrExpo Exhibit

Global Coating Technology for Corrugated Packaging, 2011 CorrExpo Exhibit

Achieving Quality Board From a Consultantâ??s Perspective, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Achieving Quality Board From a Consultant’s Perspective, 2009 Corrugated Conference

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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

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The 8 Greatest Mistakes New Managers Make

The 8 Greatest Mistakes New Managers Make

Corrugated and Sustainability, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Corrugated and Sustainability, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Corrugated Division Committees

Corrugated Board Technical Service Committee  This committee of the Corrugated Packaging Division provides technical assistance to mills, container plants, and box customers in resolving board and container problems by promoting information exchange and communication between all elements of the