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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Envelope seal, seam, and window patch testing, Test Method T 516 cm-11

Envelope seal, seam, and window patch testing, Test Method T 516 cm-11

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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
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
Tensile properties of paper and paperboard (using constant rate of elongation apparatus), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 494 om-13

Tensile properties of paper and paperboard (using constant rate of elongation apparatus), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 494 om-13

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Standard conditioning and testing atmospheres for paper, board, pulp handsheets, and related products, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 402 sp-13

Standard conditioning and testing atmospheres for paper, board, pulp handsheets, and related products, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 402 sp-13

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Specimen preparation for cross directional internal tearing resistance for paper, paperboard and related materials, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 496 sp-13

Specimen preparation for cross directional internal tearing resistance for paper, paperboard and related materials, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 496 sp-13

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Sampling and accepting a single lot of paper, paperboard, containerboard, or related product, Standard Practice T 400 sp-17

Sampling and accepting a single lot of paper, paperboard, containerboard, or related product, Standard Practice T 400 sp-17

Standards
Forming handsheets for reflectance testing of pulp (sheet machine procedure), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 272 sp-12

Forming handsheets for reflectance testing of pulp (sheet machine procedure), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 272 sp-12

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Ash in wood, pulp, paper and paperboard: combustion at 900°C, Test Method T 413 om-17

Ash in wood, pulp, paper and paperboard: combustion at 900°C, Test Method T 413 om-17

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Diffuse opacity of paper (d/0 paper backing), Test Method T 519 om-17

Diffuse opacity of paper (d/0 paper backing), Test Method T 519 om-17

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Grease resistance of flexible packaging materials, Test Method T 507 cm-09

Grease resistance of flexible packaging materials, Test Method T 507 cm-09

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Water vapor transmission rate of paper and paperboard at high temperature and humidity, Test Method T 464 om-18

Water vapor transmission rate of paper and paperboard at high temperature and humidity, Test Method T 464 om-18

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Hydrogen ion concentration (pH) of paper extracts (hot extraction method), Test Method T 435 om-16

Hydrogen ion concentration (pH) of paper extracts (hot extraction method), Test Method T 435 om-16

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Water-soluble chlorides in pulp and paper, Test Method T 256 cm-07

Water-soluble chlorides in pulp and paper, Test Method T 256 cm-07

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Surface Wettability of Paper (Angle of Contact Method), Test Method T 458 cm-04

Surface wettability of paper (angle of contact method), Test Method T 458 cm-14

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Rosin in paper and paperboard, Test Method T 408 cm-07

Rosin in paper and paperboard, Test Method T 408 cm-07

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Surface strength of paper (wax pick test), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 459 om-13

Surface strength of paper (wax pick test), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 459 om-13

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Preparation of indicators and standard solutions, Standard Practice T 610 sp-15

Preparation of indicators and standard solutions, Standard Practice T 610 sp-15

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Dynamic Measurement of Water Vapor Transfer Through Sheet Materials, Test Method T 523 om-06 (WITHDRAWN 2012)

Dynamic Measurement of Water Vapor Transfer Through Sheet Materials, Test Method T 523 om-06 (WITHDRAWN 2012)

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Determination of effective residual ink concentration (ERIC) by infrared reflectance measurement, Test Method T 567 om-15

Determination of effective residual ink concentration (ERIC) by infrared reflectance measurement, Test Method T 567 om-15