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
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

Standards
Basic density and moisture content of pulpwood, Test Method T 258 om-16

Basic density and moisture content of pulpwood, Test Method T 258 om-16

Standards
Carbohydrate composition of extractive-free wood and wood pulp by gas-liquid chromatography, Test Method T 249 cm-09

Carbohydrate composition of extractive-free wood and wood pulp by gas-liquid chromatography, Test Method T 249 cm-09

Standards
Sampling and accepting a single lot of paper, paperboard, containerboard, or related product, Standard Practice TAPPI/ANSI T 400 sp-11

Sampling and accepting a single lot of paper, paperboard, containerboard, or related product, Standard Practice TAPPI/ANSI T 400 sp-11

Standards
Preparation of indicators and standard solutions, Standard Practice T 610 sp-15

Preparation of indicators and standard solutions, Standard Practice T 610 sp-15

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
Machine direction of paper and paperboard, Test Method T 409 sp-09

Machine direction of paper and paperboard, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 409 sp-15

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

Standards
Identification of wire side of paper, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 455 sp-14

Identification of wire side of paper, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 455 sp-14

Standards
Acceptance procedures for laboratories providing reference materials for TAPPI Standards, Standard Practice TAPPI/ANSI T 1211 sp-11

Acceptance procedures for laboratories providing reference materials for TAPPI Standards, Standard Practice TAPPI/ANSI T 1211 sp-11

Standards
Turpentine test for voids in glassine and greaseproof papers, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 454 om-10

Turpentine test for voids in glassine and greaseproof papers, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 454 om-15

Standards
Equivalent Black Area (EBA) and count of visible dirt in pulp, paper and paperboard by image analysis, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 563 om-12

Equivalent Black Area (EBA) and count of visible dirt in pulp, paper and paperboard by image analysis, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 563 om-15

Technical information papers
Equilibrium Relative Humidities Over Saturated Salt Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-03 (2002)

Equilibrium Relative Humidities Over Saturated Salt Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-03 (2002)

Technical information papers
Moisture Content of Paper: Terminology and Conversion, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-02 (2004)

Moisture Content of Paper: Terminology and Conversion, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-02 (2004)

Technical information papers
Paper Test Rooms: Design Considerations, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-04 (2007)

Paper Test Rooms: Design Considerations, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-04 (2007)

Technical information papers
Testing Atmospheres Simulating End Use Conditions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-05 (2005)

Testing Atmospheres Simulating End Use Conditions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-05 (2005)

Technical information papers
Units of measurement and conversion factors, Technical Information Paper TIP 0800-01 (REVISED â?? 2012)

Units of measurement and conversion factors, Technical Information Paper TIP 0800-01 (2012)

ISA SP-99 Update Manufacturing and Control Systems Security, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical &

ISA SP-99 Update Manufacturing and Control Systems Security, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Webinars
Biofilm Control in Papermaking Webinar

This webinar will discuss: How to recognize the problems caused by biofilms, Understanding how biofilms are formed, Develop an understanding of the strategies used to control biofilm formation, & Identify the steps required to design and implement a biofilm control program.

Process and Product Quality

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Process and Product Quality