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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Books
Flexographic Terms: A Glossary of Terms Used in Flexographic Printing on Corrugated Board

Flexographic Terms: A Glossary of Terms Used in Flexographic Printing on Corrugated Board

Books
Critical Thinking in Converting

Critical Thinking in Converting

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

Standards
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

Standards
Testing of fiber glass mats: use of modified TAPPI procedures for sampling and lot acceptance, stiffness, tear resistance, and thickness, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1006 sp-15

Testing of fiber glass mats: use of modified TAPPI procedures for sampling and lot acceptance, stiffness, tear resistance, and thickness, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1006 sp-15

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Industrial Environmental Control Pulp and Paper Industry, Second Edition, (Spanish)

Industrial Environmental Control Pulp and Paper Industry, Second Edition, (Spanish)

Books
Technical Needs, The: Nonwovens for Medical/Surgical and Consumer Uses

Technical Needs, The: Nonwovens for Medical/Surgical and Consumer Uses

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

Books
Printing Fundamentals

Printing Fundamentals

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

Books
Nonwovens: Theory, Process, Performance, and Testing

Nonwovens: Theory, Process, Performance, and Testing

Books
Introduction to Nonwovens

Introduction to Nonwovens

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

Books
Winders: The Complete Guide for Paper Mills and Converters

Winders: The Complete Guide for Paper Mills and Converters

Dictionary of Paper CD-ROM, Fifth Edition

Dictionary of Paper CD-ROM, Fifth Edition

Books
Properties of Paper: An Introduction, Second Edition

Properties of Paper: An Introduction, Second Edition

Books
How to Write What People Like to Read

How to Write What People Like to Read

Books
High Purity Pulps: Testing, Accessibility and Reactivity

High Purity Pulps: Testing, Accessibility and Reactivity

Standards
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

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