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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Standards
Box blank dimensioning, Test Method T 827 om-17

Box blank dimensioning, Test Method T 827 om-17

Standards
Water Absorption of Corrugating Medium: Boat Method, Test Method T 819 wd-17

Water Absorption of Corrugating Medium: Boat Method, Test Method T 819 wd-17

Standards
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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Water vapor transmission rate of paper and paperboard at 23°C and 50% RH , Test Method T 448 om-17

Water vapor transmission rate of paper and paperboard at 23°C and 50% RH , Test Method T 448 om-17

Standards
Determination of containerboard roll hardness, Test Method T 834 om-18

Determination of containerboard roll hardness, Test Method T 834 om-18

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Measuring, Sampling, and Analyzing White Waters, Test Method T 656 cm-07

Measuring, Sampling, and Analyzing White Waters, Test Method T 656 cm-07

Standards
Analysis of formaldehyde in aqueous solutions and of free formaldehyde in resins, Test Method T 600 om-15

Analysis of formaldehyde in aqueous solutions and of free formaldehyde in resins, Test Method T 600 om-15

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Edgewise compressive strength of corrugated fiberboard using the clamp method (short column test), Test Method T 839 om-18

Edgewise compressive strength of corrugated fiberboard using the clamp method (short column test), Test Method T 839 om-18

Standards
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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Determining construction (nominal basis weight) of corrugated board, Test Method T 844 pm-15

Determining construction (nominal basis weight) of corrugated board, Test Method T 844 pm-15

Standards
Calibration Plates to be Used With Test Method 563

Calibration Plates to be Used With Test Method 563

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Test Method T 607 cm-84 "Withdrawn - Analysis of Casein"

Test Method T 607 cm-84 "Withdrawn - Analysis of Casein"

Standards
Effective Fiber Length Index by Zero/Short -Span Tensile Tes

Effective Fiber Length Index by Zero/Short -Span Tensile Testing, Test Method T 279 pm-99 - "Withdrawn"

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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

Standards
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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Degree of Fiber Bonding Index by Short-Span Tensile Testing,

Degree of Fiber Bonding Index by Short-Span Tensile Testing, Test Method T 276 pm-99 - "Withdrawn"

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WATER VAPOR TRANSMISSION RATE THROUGH PLASTIC FILM AND SHEET

Test Method T 557 - Water vapor transmission rate through plastic film and sheeting using a modulated infrared sensor - "Withdrawn"

Standards
Determination of Polyethylene (Resin) Adhesion to Porous

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

Standards
Static creasing of paper for water vapor transmission tests,

Static creasing of paper for water vapor transmission tests, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 465 sp-10

Standards
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"