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
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

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

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

Standards
The determination of instrumental color differences, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1215 sp-12

The determination of instrumental color differences, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1215 sp-12

Standards
Storage of paper samples for optical measurements and color matching, Test Method T 1219 sp-17

Storage of paper samples for optical measurements and color matching, Test Method T 1219 sp-17

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

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
Interlaboratory evaluation of test methods to determine TAPPI repeatability and reproducibility, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1200 sp-14

Interlaboratory evaluation of test methods to determine TAPPI repeatability and reproducibility, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1200 sp-14

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

Standards
Photometric linearity of optical properties instruments, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1217 sp-12

Photometric linearity of optical properties instruments, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1217 sp-12

Standards
Dealing with suspect (outlying) test determinations, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1205 sp-14

Dealing with suspect (outlying) test determinations, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1205 sp-14

Standards
Indices for whiteness, yellowness, brightness, and luminous reflectance factor, Test Method T 1216 sp-18

Indices for whiteness, yellowness, brightness, and luminous reflectance factor, Test Method T 1216 sp-18

Standards
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
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 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
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
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
Optical Measurements Terminology (Related to Appearance Eval

Optical Measurements Terminology (Related to Appearance Evaluation of Paper), Test Method T 1213 WD-08 WITHDRAWN

Standards
Forming Insulating Boards for Physical Tests, Test Method T

Forming Insulating Boards for Physical Tests, Test Method T 1001 cm-00 WITHDRAWN

Standards
Dry tensile properties of paper towel and tissue products (u

Dry tensile properties of paper towel and tissue products (using constant rate of elongation apparatus)