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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Compression test of fiberboard shipping containers, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 804 om-12

Compression test of fiberboard shipping containers, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 804 om-12

Technical information papers
Press roll cover application guidelines, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-37 (2009) WITHDRAWN

Press roll cover application guidelines, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-37 (2009) WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Recovery boiler energy efficiency improvements, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-16 (2008)

Recovery boiler energy efficiency improvements, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-16 (2008)

Standards
Tensile properties of towel and tissue products (using constant rate of elongation apparatus), Test Method T 576 pm-07 - WITHDRAWN

Tensile properties of towel and tissue products (using constant rate of elongation apparatus), Test Method T 576 pm-07 - WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Procedure for setting up a raw material trial on the corrugator, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-01 (2008)

Procedure for setting up a raw material trial on the corrugator, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-01 (2008)

Technical information papers
Box plant quality measurement: why test?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-02 (2008)

Box plant quality measurement: why test?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-02 (2008)

Standards
Drop test for fiberboard shipping containers, Test Method T 802 om-17

Drop test for fiberboard shipping containers, Test Method T 802 om-17

Technical information papers
Some questions and answers on gel temperatures and on the gel temperature test for corrugating adhesives, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-08 (2011)

Some questions and answers on gel temperatures and on the gel temperature test for corrugating adhesives, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-08 (2011)

Technical information papers
Material safety data sheets - what to look for, how to understand them, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-38 (2011)

Material safety data sheets - what to look for, how to understand them, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-38 (2011)

Technical information papers
Troubleshooting the diecutting section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-39 (2008)

Troubleshooting the diecutting section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-39 (2008)

Technical information papers
Utilizing Statistical Process Control Techniques to Assist in Meeting Specification at Finishing Crush Process Control Points to the Paper and Paperboard, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-11 (2002

Utilizing Statistical Process Control Techniques to Assist in Meeting Specification at Finishing Crush Process Control Points to the Paper and Paperboard, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-11 (2002)

PRODUCTION AND USE OF TCF PULPS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

PRODUCTION AND USE OF TCF PULPS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Useful methods
Brightness loss of bleached pulp, Useful Method UM 200 (2012)

Brightness loss of bleached pulp, Useful Method UM 200 (2012)

Technical information papers
Troubleshooting a Glue Lap Problem, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-10 (2002)

Troubleshooting a Glue Lap Problem, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-10 (2002)

Technical information papers
Chloride and Potassium Measurement and Control in the Pulping and Chemical Recovery Cycle, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-15 (2005)

Chloride and potassium measurement and control in the pulping and chemical recovery cycle, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-15 (2015)

Technical information papers
Determination of Winder Sets Per Reel, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-02 (2005)

Determination of Winder Sets Per Reel, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-02 (2005)

Useful methods
Creasing (using steel rules) of paperboard for water vapor transmission (WVTR) testing, Useful Method UM 590 (2010)

Creasing (using steel rules) of paperboard for water vapor transmission (WVTR) testing, Useful Method UM 590 (2015)

Technical information papers
Solubility of Sulfur Dioxide in Saturated Magnesium Bisulfite Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-10 (2002)

Solubility of Sulfur Dioxide in Saturated Magnesium Bisulfite Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-10 (2002)

Technical information papers
Physical Data of Calcium Carbonate - Water Suspensions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0106-01 (2002)

Physical Data of Calcium Carbonate - Water Suspensions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0106-01 (2002)

Welcom and Introductions - Bleach Plant Workshop, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Welcom and Introductions - Bleach Plant Workshop, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference