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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Standards
Determination of Wetting Tension of Polyethylene and Polypropylene Films and Coatings (Modified Visking Analytical Technique), Test Method T 698 cm-03 - WITHDRAWN

Determination of Wetting Tension of Polyethylene and Polypropylene Films and Coatings (Modified Visking Analytical Technique), Test Method T 698 cm-03 - WITHDRAWN

Standards
Cross-machine grammage profile measurement (gravimetric method), Test Method T 545 om-11

Cross-machine grammage profile measurement (gravimetric method), Test Method T 545 om-11

Standards
Interlaboratory evaluation of test methods to determine TAPPI repeatability and reproducibility, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1200 sp-14

Interlaboratory evaluation of test methods to determine TAPPI repeatability and reproducibility, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1200 sp-14

Standards
Standard conditioning and testing atmospheres for paper, board, pulp handsheets, and related products, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 402 sp-13

Standard conditioning and testing atmospheres for paper, board, pulp handsheets, and related products, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 402 sp-13

Technical information papers
Physical Data of Hydrous Clay-Water Suspensions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0106-02 (2005)

Physical Data of Hydrous Clay-Water Suspensions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0106-02 (2005)

Technical information papers
Physical and Chemical Properties of Magnesia-Base Pulping Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-04 (2002)

Physical and Chemical Properties of Magnesia-Base Pulping Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-04 (2002)

Technical information papers
Density of Aqueous Sodium Carbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-14 (2002)

Density of Aqueous Sodium Carbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-14 (2002)

Technical information papers
Solubility of Sulfur Dioxide in Magnesium Bisulfite Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-09 (2002)

Solubility of Sulfur Dioxide in Magnesium Bisulfite Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-09 (2002)

Technical information papers
Density of Aqueous Sodium Bicarbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-13 (2002)

Density of Aqueous Sodium Bicarbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-13 (2002)

Technical information papers
Vapor Pressure of Sulfur Dioxide Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-11 (2002)

Vapor Pressure of Sulfur Dioxide Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-11 (2002)

Technical information papers
Specific Gravity and Density of Caustic Soda Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-20 (2002)

Specific Gravity and Density of Caustic Soda Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-20 (2002)

Technical information papers
Viscosity of Sodium Hydroxide Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-11 (2002)

Viscosity of Sodium Hydroxide Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-11 (2002)

Technical information papers
Density of Aqueous Sodium Sulfite Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-18 (2002)

Density of Aqueous Sodium Sulfite Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-18 (2002)

Technical information papers
Vapor Pressure of Sodium Carbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-16 (2002)

Vapor Pressure of Sodium Carbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-16 (2002)

Technical information papers
Viscosity of Sodium Carbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-17 (2002)

Viscosity of Sodium Carbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-17 (2002)

Technical information papers
Specific Heat of Sodium Carbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-15 (2002)

Specific Heat of Sodium Carbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-15 (2002)

Technical information papers
Vapor Pressure of Water and Sulfur Dioxide Above Sodium Bisulfite Solutions (25 Degrees C), Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-12 (2002)

Vapor Pressure of Water and Sulfur Dioxide Above Sodium Bisulfite Solutions (25 Degrees C), Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-12 (2002)

Technical information papers
Specific Gravity of Sodium Chloride Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-10 (2002)

Specific Gravity of Sodium Chloride Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-10 (2002)

Technical information papers
Specific Heat of Caustic Soda Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-07 (2006)

Specific Heat of Caustic Soda Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-07 (2006)

Technical information papers
Solubility of Sulfur Dioxide in Saturated Magnesium Bisulfite Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-10 (2002)

Solubility of Sulfur Dioxide in Saturated Magnesium Bisulfite Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-10 (2002)

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