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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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

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Standards Subject Index

This Standards Subject list was last updated May 12, 2015.

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Test Labs list


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Gross heating value of black liquor, Test Method T 684 om-15

Gross heating value of black liquor, Test Method T 684 om-15

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Test Method T 816 om-92 "Withdrawn - Coefficient of Static F

Test Method T 816 om-92 "Withdrawn - Coefficient of Static Friction of Corrugated and Solid Fiberboard (Horizontal Plane Method)"

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Resistance of paper to passage of air (high-pressure Gurley

Resistance of paper to passage of air (high-pressure Gurley method), Test Method T 536 om-12

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Test Method T 833 "Withdrawn - Test for Interfiber Bond Usin

Test Method T 833 "Withdrawn - Test for Interfiber Bond Using the Internal Bond Tester"

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Reducing a Gross Sample of Granular or Aggregate

Reducing a Gross Sample of Granular or Aggregate Material to Testing Size, Test Method T 605 wd-00

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Determination of Polyethylene (Resin) Adhesion to Porous

Determination of Polyethylene (Resin) Adhesion to Porous Substrates, Test Method T 539 wd-01 WITHDRAWN

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Measuring the Bond Strength of a Glued Manufacturer's Joint

Measuring the Bond Strength of a Glued Manufacturer's Joint, Test Method T 837 wd-01 WITHDRAWN

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Resistance to Mechanical Penetration of Sanitary Tissue Pape

Resistance to Mechanical Penetration of Sanitary Tissue Papers (Ball Burst Procedure), Test Method T 570 pm-00 - "Withdrawn"

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Test Method T 1017 om-92 "Withdrawn - Impregnation Time for

Test Method T 1017 om-92 "Withdrawn - Impregnation Time for Fiberglass Mats"

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Acetone Extractives of Wood and Pulp, Test Method T 280 pm-9

Acetone Extractives of Wood and Pulp, Test Method T 280 pm-99 - "Withdrawn"

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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"

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Solvent Holdout of Electrophotographic Base Paper, Test Meth

Solvent Holdout of Electrophotographic Base Paper, Test Method T 528 cm-97 WITHDRAWN

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Test Method T 700 om-93 "Withdrawn - Analysis of bleaching l

Test Method T 700 om-93 "Withdrawn - Analysis of bleaching liquors by suppressed ion chromatography"

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Optical Measurements Terminology (Related to Appearance Eval

Optical Measurements Terminology (Related to Appearance Evaluation of Paper), Test Method T 1213 WD-08 WITHDRAWN

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X-Ray Analysis of Paper and Related Materials

X-Ray Analysis of Paper and Related Materials, Test Method T 554 wd-01 WITHDRAWN

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Internal tearing resistance of paper (Elmendorf-type method)

Internal tearing resistance of paper (Elmendorf-type method), Test Method T 414 om-12

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Water absorptiveness of sized (non-bibulous) paper, paperboa

Water absorptiveness of sized (non-bibulous) paper, paperboard, and corrugated fiberboard (Cobb test), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 441 om-13