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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Indices for whiteness, yellowness, brightness, and luminous reflectance factor, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1216 sp-12

Indices for whiteness, yellowness, brightness, and luminous reflectance factor, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1216 sp-12

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Water absorption of corrugating medium: float curl method, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 832 om-12

Water absorption of corrugating medium: float curl method, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 832 om-12

Standards
Ring crush of paperboard (rigid support method), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 822 om-11

Ring crush of paperboard (rigid support method), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 822 om-11

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

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

Standards
Broke Loss Calculations, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-10 (2001)

Broke Loss Calculations, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-10 (2001)

Standards
Calibrated Size Estimation Chart (Transparency)

Developed from and based on the TAPPI Dirt Estimation Chart, this custom transparency is used to measure the size of spots, defects, or inclusions over the range of 0.02 to 5.00 square millimeters in paper and other industrial materials such as textiles or plastics.

Standards
pH and electrical conductivity of hot water extracts of pulp, paper, and paperboard, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 252 om-12

pH and electrical conductivity of hot water extracts of pulp, paper, and paperboard, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 252 om-12

Standards
Coarseness of pulp fibers, Test Method T 234 cm-12

Coarseness of pulp fibers, Test Method T 234 cm-12

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Forming handsheets for physical tests of pulp, Test Method T 205 sp-12

Forming handsheets for physical tests of pulp, Test Method T 205 sp-12

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Light sources for evaluating papers including those containing fluorescent whitening agents, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1212 sp-12

Light sources for evaluating papers including those containing fluorescent whitening agents, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1212 sp-12

Standards
Loss on ignition of fiber glass mats , Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1013 om-15

Loss on ignition of fiber glass mats , Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1013 om-15

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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

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Tensile strength and elongation at break for fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1009 om-10

Tensile strength and elongation at break for fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1009 om-10

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Storage of paper samples for optical measurements and color matching, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1219 sp-12

Storage of paper samples for optical measurements and color matching, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1219 sp-12

Standards
Water-soluble sulfates in pulp and paper, Test Method T 255 cm-07

Water-soluble sulfates in pulp and paper, Test Method T 255 cm-07

Standards
Fiber glass mat uniformity (visual defects), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1015 sp-10

Fiber glass mat uniformity (visual defects), TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 1015 sp-15

Standards
Species identification of nonwood plant fibers, Test Method T 259 sp-09

Species identification of nonwood plant fibers, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 259 om-15

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Viscosity of pulp (capillary viscometer method), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 230 om-13

Viscosity of pulp (capillary viscometer method), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 230 om-13

Standards
Cupriethylenediamine disperse viscosity of pulp (falling ball method), Test Method T 254 cm-10

Cupriethylenediamine disperse viscosity of pulp (falling ball method), Test Method T 254 cm-10

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Compression Wood Identification in Pulpwood, Test Method T 267 cm-15

Compression Wood Identification in Pulpwood, Test Method T 267 cm-15