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 [email protected]. 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
Develop Standards Methods

TAPPI Standards, Technical Information Papers (TIPS) and Useful MethodsAre you interested in reviewing or submitting TAPPI Standards, TIPs or Useful Methods? There are many ways to get involved at various levels of commitment. You

Standards
Test Method T 833 "Withdrawn - Test for Interfiber Bond Usin

Test Method T 833 "Withdrawn - Test for Interfiber Bond Using the Internal Bond Tester"

Standards
Diffuse Brightness of Paper and Paperboard (d/0), Test Metho

Diffuse Brightness of Paper and Paperboard (d/0), Test Method T 571 om-03 - "Withdrawn"

Standards
TAPPI Standards, Technical Information Papers, and Useful Methods CD 2019

TAPPI Standards, Technical Information Papers, and Useful Methods CD 2019

Standards
Tensile breaking strength of water-saturated paper and paperboard (wet tensile strength), Test MethodTAPPI/ANSI T 456 om-15

Tensile breaking strength of water-saturated paper and paperboard (“wet tensile strength”), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 456 om-15

Standards
Moisture in pulp, paper and paperboard, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 412 om-11

Moisture in pulp, paper and paperboard, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 412 om-11

Standards
Grammage of paper and paperboard (weight per unit area), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 410 om-13

Grammage of paper and paperboard (weight per unit area), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 410 om-13

Standards
Laboratory beating of pulp (PFI mill method), Test Method T 248 sp-08

Laboratory beating of pulp (PFI mill method), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 248 sp-15

Standards
Photometric linearity of optical properties instruments, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1217 sp-18

Photometric linearity of optical properties instruments, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1217 sp-18

Standards
Open drum washer mat sampling technique, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 281 sp-18

Open drum washer mat sampling technique, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 281 sp-18

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
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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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

Standards
Fiber length of pulp by projection, Test Method T 232 cm-13

Fiber length of pulp by projection, Test Method T 232 cm-13

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

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Preparation of wood for chemical analysis, Test Method T 264 cm-07

Preparation of wood for chemical analysis, Test Method T 264 cm-07

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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
Zero-span breaking strength of pulp (dry zero-span tensile), Test Method T 231 cm-07

Zero-span breaking strength of pulp (dry zero-span tensile), Test Method T 231 cm-07

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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
Training standard for paper machine tender, Standard Guideline Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1501 sg-18

Training standard for paper machine tender, Standard Guideline Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1501 sg-18