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
Test conditions for fiber glass mat test methods, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1008 sp-10

Test conditions for fiber glass mat test methods, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 1008 sp-15

Standards
Moisture content of fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1012 om-10

Moisture content of fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1012 om-15

Standards
Sample location for fiber glass mat sheets, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1007 sp-10

Sample location for fiber glass mat sheets, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 1007 sp-15

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

Standards
Testing of fiber glass mats: use of modified TAPPI procedures for sampling and lot acceptance, stiffness, tear resistance, and thickness, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1006 sp-15

Testing of fiber glass mats: use of modified TAPPI procedures for sampling and lot acceptance, stiffness, tear resistance, and thickness, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1006 sp-15

DuraPulp - Sustainable solutions for the future, PaperCon 2014

DuraPulp - Sustainable solutions for the future, PaperCon 2014

Books
Introduction to Nonwovens Technology

Introduction to Nonwovens Technology

Videos
2009 International Nonwovens Technical Conference Proceedings CDROM

2009 International Nonwovens Technical Conference Proceedings CDROM

Journal articles
Stealth readers, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2002, Vol. 11(3) (29KB)

Stealth readers, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2002, Vol. 11(3) (29KB)

Journal articles
Nonwoven patents, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (42KB)

Nonwoven patents, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (42KB)

Journal articles
Nonwoven patents, International Nonwovens Journal, January 2003, Vol. 11(4) (39KB)

Nonwoven patents, International Nonwovens Journal, January 2003, Vol. 11(4) (39KB)

Journal articles
Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2003, Vol. 12(3) (664KB)

Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2003, Vol. 12(3) (664KB)

Journal articles
Nonwovens containing immobilized superabsorbent polymer particles, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2003, Vol. 12(3) (2303KB)

Nonwovens containing immobilized superabsorbent polymer particles, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2003, Vol. 12(3) (2303KB)

Journal articles
The status quo is unacceptable!, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2003, Vol. 12(3) (664KB)

The status quo is unacceptable!, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2003, Vol. 12(3) (664KB)

Conference papers
Study on a Novel Material Technology for Chemical/Biological Protection, International Nonwovens Journal, Fall 2005, Vol. 14(3)

Study on a Novel Material Technology for Chemical/Biological Protection, International Nonwovens Journal, Fall 2005, Vol. 14(3)

Conference papers
Analysis of a Converging, Annular, Isothermal Melt Blowing Jet Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, International Nonwovens Journal, Fall 2005, Vol. 14(3)

Analysis of a Converging, Annular, Isothermal Melt Blowing Jet Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, International Nonwovens Journal, Fall 2005, Vol. 14(3)

Journal articles
Linear low density polyethylene resins for breathable microporous films, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2002, Vol. 11(3) (953KB)

Linear low density polyethylene resins for breathable microporous films, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2002, Vol. 11(3) (953KB)

Journal articles
STM committee update, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (19KB)

STM committee update, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (19KB)

Journal articles
Towards a degree program in nonwovens, International Nonwovens Journal, January 2003, Vol. 11(4) (18KB)

Towards a degree program in nonwovens, International Nonwovens Journal, January 2003, Vol. 11(4) (18KB)

Webinars
Flame Retardant Formulations, Testing and Environmental Concerns

This webinar is presented by Glade E. Squires and TAPPI NET Division.