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 [email protected]. 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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Testing adhesives used in glued lap joints of corrugated fiberboard containers, Test Method T 840 om-10

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

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Fluted edge crush of corrugating medium(rigid support method), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 843 om-20

Fluted edge crush of corrugating medium (rigid support method), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 843 om-20

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Edge crush test using neckdown, Test Method T 838 cm-12

Edge crush test using neckdown, Test Method T 838 cm-12

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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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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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Accelerated temperature aging of printing and writing paper

Accelerated temperature aging of printing and writing paper by dry oven exposure apparatus, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 573 sp-15

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Score bend test, Test Method T 577 om-13

Score bend test, Test Method T 577 om-13

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Surface wettability and absorbency of sheetedmaterials using an automated contact angle tester, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 558 om-15

Surface wettability and absorbency of sheeted materials using an automated contact angle tester, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 558 om-15

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Analysis of Sulfuric Acid, Test Method T 602 cm-06

Analysis of Sulfuric Acid, Test Method T 602 cm-06

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Analysis of caustic soda, Test Method T 613 cm-10

Analysis of caustic soda, Test Method T 613 cm-10