Develop Useful Methods
Developing Useful Methods (UMs)
How to Propose new Useful Methods (UMs)
If you’re interested in submitting a new Useful Method, please consult our complete list of subject categories.
As a member, you may submit a proposal for a new Useful Method. You can send a preliminary draft, which contains a description of the scope, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After your proposal is submitted, the Standards Manager will work with you to ensure that the proper format and procedure is followed, as outlined in the UM Guidelines.
Useful Methods Guidelines
If you are at the writing stage for your Useful Method, you can download the UM Guidelines. These guidelines describe the procedures and policies used to develop and publish Useful Methods. They also contain all the style and formatting information you will require.
In many ways, the UM Guidelines are similar to the Standards Guidelines, but are more flexible.
Shive content of mechanical pulp (laboratory flat screen), Useful Method UM 240 (2015)
Polystyrene in paper products, Useful Method UM 554 (2015)
Water absorbency of nonbibulous paperboard, Useful Method UM 596 (2015)
Pulp screening (Valley-type screening device), Test Method T 278 sp-21
Technical information papers
TAPPI Standards, Technical Information Papers, and Useful Methods CD 2016
Laboratory processing of pulp (plate refiner), Useful Method UM 221 (2015)
Water vapor permeability of sheet materials at -18°C (0°F), Useful Method UM 573 (2015)
A non-destructive production tool to measure the general flute quality and damage of corrugated board using resonance frequency technology, Useful Method UM 821 (2010) WITHDRAWN
Dirt in pulp (measured by transmitted light), Useful Method UM 205 (2015)
Amount of coating on mineral-coated paper, Useful Method UM 542 (2015)
Inside this Section
- Alkaline Pulping
- Chemical Properties
- Extrusion Coating
- Fiberboard Shipping Containers
- Coating and Graphic Arts
- Optical Properties
- P&PQ General
- Physical Properties
- Pulp Properties
- Sulfite and Semichemical Pulping
- PTOC: Papermaking Technology Operations Committee
- Papermaking Additives
- Fiberglass Mat
- Quality and Standards Management Committee
- Standards Review
- ISO TC 6: Paper, Board, and Pulp