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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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
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

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Moisture content of fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1012 om-10

Moisture content of fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1012 om-15

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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

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
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
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
Sample location for fiber glass mat sheets, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1007 sp-10

Sample location for fiber glass mat sheets, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 1007 sp-15

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Alpha-, beta- and gamma-cellulose in pulp, Test Method T 203 cm-09

Alpha-, beta- and gamma-cellulose in pulp, Test Method T 203 cm-09

Standards
Fiber analysis of paper and paperboard, Test Method T 401 om-08

Fiber analysis of paper and paperboard, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 401 om-15

Standards
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

Standards
Water solubility of wood and pulp, Test Method T 207 cm-08

Water solubility of wood and pulp, Test Method T 207 cm-08

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Drainage time of pulp, Test Method T 221 cm-09

Drainage time of pulp, Test Method T 221 cm-09

Standards
Acid-insoluble ash in wood, pulp, paper, and paperboard, Test Method T 244 cm-11

Acid-insoluble ash in wood, pulp, paper, and paperboard, Test Method T 244 cm-11

Standards
Macro stickies content in pulp: the â??pick-upâ? method, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 277 sp-14

Macro stickies content in pulp: the “pick-up” method, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 277 sp-14

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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

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Identification of wood and fibers from conifers, Standard Practice T 263 sp-16

Identification of wood and fibers from conifers, Standard Practice T 263 sp-16

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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

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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

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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