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.

How an Industry Best Practice becomes a TAPPI Standard

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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Identification of wire side of paper, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 455 sp-20

Identification of wire side of paper, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 455 sp-20

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Particle-size distribution of coating clay

The document searched has been administratively withdrawn (which means it was withdrawn not for a technical reason, but for lack of timely review). Administratively withdrawn Standards and previous versions of Standards are not available on the web, but are available upon request. Administratively withdrawn and historical Standards are free to TAPPI members, and there is a US$ 10 charge per document for nonmembers. The numerical index for Standards (see links from the Standards page) shows all withdrawn documents (with a "wd" designation). To request administratively withdrawn or historical Standards, contact Standards at standards@tappi.org. NOTE: These documents are made available for reference purposes; withdrawn documents and previous versions of existing documents are NOT currently sanctioned by TAPPI or the technical experts who develop TAPPI Standards.

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Solids content of black liquor, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 650 om-21

Solids content of black liquor, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 650 om-21

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Gross heating value of black liquor, Test Method T 684 om-22

Gross heating value of black liquor, Test Method T 684 om-22

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Bursting strength of linerboard, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 807 om-11

Bursting strength of linerboard, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 807 om-11

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Ply separation of solid and corrugated fiberboard (wet), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 812 om-19

Ply separation of solid and corrugated fiberboard (wet), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 812 om-19

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Ring crush of paperboard (flexible beam method). , Test Method T 818 cm-18

Ring crush of paperboard (flexible beam method). , Test Method T 818 cm-18

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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

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Testing adhesives used in glued lap joints of corrugated fiberboard containers, Test Method T 840 om-10

The document searched has been withdrawn for technical reasons. Standards that have been withdrawn for technical reasons (including those that have been replaced by other Standards) are no longer available for distribution. See the Numerical Index and/or the Subject Index for Standards to determine if there are current documents that may meet your needs.

Testing adhesives used in glued lap joints of corrugated fiberboard containers, Test Method T 840 om-10