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
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
2011 ISO Standards Collection on CD-ROM: Paper, Board and Pulps

2011 ISO Standards Collection on CD-ROM: Paper, Board and Pulps

Standards
Pentosans in wood and pulp, Test Method T 223 cm-10

Pentosans in wood and pulp, Test Method T 223 cm-10

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
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
Basis weight of fiber glass mats, Test Method T 1011 om-15

Basis weight of fiber glass mats, Test Method T 1011 om-15

Standards
Acid-insoluble lignin in wood and pulp, Test Method T 222 om-11

Acid-insoluble lignin in wood and pulp, Test Method T 222 om-11

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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

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Physical testing of pulp handsheets, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 220 sp-10

Physical testing of pulp handsheets, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 220 sp-10

Standards
Dirt in pulp - chart method, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 213 om-10

Dirt in pulp • chart method, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 213 om-15

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
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

Standards
Optical measurements terminology (related to appearance eval, Standard Glossary TAPPI/ANSI T 1500 gl-12

Optical measurements terminology (related to appearance eval, Standard Glossary TAPPI/ANSI T 1500 gl-12

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

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Training standard for paper machine tender, Standard Guideline T 1501 sg-11

Training standard for paper machine tender, Standard Guideline T 1501 sg-11

Standards
Average fiber diameter of fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1016 om-15

Average fiber diameter of fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1016 om-15

Standards
Solvent Extractives of Wood and Pulp, Test Method T 204 cm-07

Solvent Extractives of Wood and Pulp, Test Method T 204 cm-07

Standards
Freeness of pulp (Canadian standard method) , Test Method T 227 om-17

Freeness of pulp (Canadian standard method) , Test Method T 227 om-17

Standards
Laboratory beating of pulp (Valley beater method), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 200 sp-10

Laboratory beating of pulp (Valley beater method), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 200 sp-15