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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Coefficients of static and kinetic friction of uncoated writing and printing paper by use of the horizontal plane method, Test Method T 549 om-13

Coefficients of static and kinetic friction of uncoated writing and printing paper by use of the horizontal plane method, Test Method T 549 om-13

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Impact Resistance of Fiberboard Shipping Containers, Test Method T 801 om-06 - WITHDRAWN

Impact Resistance of Fiberboard Shipping Containers, Test Method T 801 om-06 - WITHDRAWN

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Rheological measurements for characterization of polyolefins: low-density polyethylene (LDPE) for extrusion coating, Test Method T 702 om-10

Rheological measurements for characterization of polyolefins: low-density polyethylene (LDPE) for extrusion coating ,Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 702 om-14

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Physical area of sub-visible contraries in pulp, paper and paperboard by image analysis, Test Method T 568 om-18

Physical area of sub-visible contraries in pulp, paper and paperboard by image analysis, Test Method T 568 om-18

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Drum Test for Fiberboard Shipping Containers (Revolving Hexagonal Drum), Test Method T 800 cm-06

Drum Test for Fiberboard Shipping Containers (Revolving Hexagonal Drum), Test Method T 800 cm-06

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Tensile properties of towel and tissue products (using constant rate of elongation apparatus), Test Method T 576 pm-07 - WITHDRAWN

Tensile properties of towel and tissue products (using constant rate of elongation apparatus), Test Method T 576 pm-07 - WITHDRAWN

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Analysis of soda and sulfate white and green liquors, Test Method T 624 cm-11

Analysis of soda and sulfate white and green liquors, Test Method T 624 cm-11

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Size test for paper by ink resistance (Hercules-type method), Test Method T 530 om-18

Size test for paper by ink resistance (Hercules-type method), Test Method T 530 om-18

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Solids content of black liquor, Test Method T 650 om-09

Solids content of black liquor, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 650 om-15

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Determination of wetting tension of polymeric films and coated surfaces via the Mayer rod technique, Test Method T 552 om-07 - WITHDRAWN

Determination of wetting tension of polymeric films and coated surfaces via the Mayer rod technique, Test Method T 552 om-07 - WITHDRAWN

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CIE whiteness and tint of paper and paperboard (45/0 geometry, C/2 illuminant/observer), Test Method T 562 om-10

CIE whiteness and tint of paper and paperboard (45/0 geometry, C/2 illuminant/observer), Test Method T 562 om-10

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Diffuse brightness of paper, paperboard and pulp (d/0) ultraviolet level C, Test Method T 525 om-17

Diffuse brightness of paper, paperboard and pulp (d/0) • ultraviolet level C, Test Method T 525 om-17

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Determination of titanium dioxide , Test Method T 627 om-09

Determination of titanium dioxide , Test Method T 627 om-09

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Bursting strength of paper, Test Method T 403 om-15

Bursting strength of paper, Test Method T 403 om-15

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Compression test of fiberboard shipping containers, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 804 om-12

Compression test of fiberboard shipping containers, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 804 om-12

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Roughness of paper and paperboard, stylus (Emveco-type) method, Test Method T 575 om-13

Roughness of paper and paperboard, stylus (Emveco-type) method, Test Method T 575 om-13

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Drop test for fiberboard shipping containers, Test Method T 802 om-17

Drop test for fiberboard shipping containers, Test Method T 802 om-17

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Curl of gummed flat paper, Test Method T 520 cm-07

Curl of gummed flat paper, Test Method T 520 cm-07

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Accelerated test for viscosity stability of clay slurries, Test Method T 697 cm-12

Accelerated test for viscosity stability of clay slurries, Test Method T 697 cm-12

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Analysis of Bleaching Powder, Calcium Hypochlorite Bleach Liquor, and Bleach Sludge, Test Method T 611 cm-07

Analysis of Bleaching Powder, Calcium Hypochlorite Bleach Liquor, and Bleach Sludge, Test Method T 611 cm-07