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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Ash in wood, pulp, paper and paperboard: combustion at 525°C, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 211 om-12

Ash in wood, pulp, paper and paperboard: combustion at 525°C, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 211 om-12

Books
Productivity Improvements in Rotary Die Cut Stackers

Productivity Improvements in Rotary Die Cut Stackers

Standards
Moisture sensitivity of fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1014 om-10

Moisture sensitivity of fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1014 om-10

Books
Pulp Bleaching: Principles and Practice

Pulp Bleaching: Principles and Practice

Standards
Rosin in paper and paperboard, Test Method T 408 cm-07

Rosin in paper and paperboard, Test Method T 408 cm-07

The Future for Metered Size Press Applications, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

The Future for Metered Size Press Applications, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Standards
Dealing with suspect (outlying) test determinations, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1205 sp-14

Dealing with suspect (outlying) test determinations, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1205 sp-14

Useful methods
Pulp screening (Valley-type screening device), Test Method T 278 sp-09

Pulp screening (Valley-type screening device), Test Method T 278 sp-09

Standards
Thickness (caliper of paper, paperboard, and combined board, Test Method T 411 om-10

Thickness (caliper of paper, paperboard, and combined board, Test Method T 411 om-10

Standards
Freeness of pulp (Canadian standard method) , Test Method T 227 om-09

Freeness of pulp (Canadian standard method) , Test Method T 227 om-09

Standards
Zero-span breaking strength of pulp (dry zero-span tensile), Test Method T 231 cm-07

Zero-span breaking strength of pulp (dry zero-span tensile), Test Method T 231 cm-07

Standards
Physical testing of pulp handsheets, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 220 sp-16

Physical testing of pulp handsheets, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 220 sp-16

Standards
Sampling and testing wood pulp shipments for moisture, Test Method T 210 cm-13

Sampling and testing wood pulp shipments for moisture, Test Method T 210 cm-13

Books
How to Write What People Like to Read

How to Write What People Like to Read

Role of the Roll Cover in the Film Transfer Press, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Role of the Roll Cover in the Film Transfer Press, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Books
Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Volume1 (book & ebook)

Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Volume1 (book & ebook)

Books
Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials

Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials

Books
Supply Chain Best Practices for the Pulp and Paper Industry CD-ROM

Supply Chain Best Practices for the Pulp and Paper Industry CD-ROM

Books
Normas y Metodos de Contenedores Corrugados (Spanish Corrugated Containers Test Methods)

Normas y Metodos de Contenedores Corrugados (Spanish Corrugated Containers Test Methods)