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Degree of Fiber Bonding Index by Short-Span Tensile Testing, Test Method T 276 pm-99 - "Withdrawn"

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Effective Fiber Length Index by Zero/Short -Span Tensile Testing, Test Method T 279 pm-99 - "Withdrawn"

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BENDING STIFFNESS OF PAPER AND PAPERBOARD (RESONANCE LENGTH

BENDING STIFFNESS OF PAPER AND PAPERBOARD (RESONANCE LENGTH - "Withdrawn"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"

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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"

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Determination of titanium dioxide , Test Method T 627 om-09

Determination of titanium dioxide , Test Method T 627 om-09

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Analysis of talc, Test Method T 665 cm-12

Analysis of talc, Test Method T 665 cm-12

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Dirt Estimation Chart

TAPPI has a solution for dirt --- the kind that gets into your products during the manufacturing or shipping process. TAPPI’s Dirt Chart cards estimate the equivalent black area (EBA) of dirt or other colored specks.

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Calibrated Size Estimation Chart (Transparency)

Developed from and based on the TAPPI Dirt Estimation Chart, this custom transparency is used to measure the size of spots, defects, or inclusions over the range of 0.02 to 5.00 square millimeters in paper and other industrial materials such as textiles or plastics.

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Size Estimation Chart (transparency)

Developed from and based on the TAPPI Dirt Estimation Chart, this transparency is used to measure the size of spots, defects, or inclusions over the range of 0.02 to 5.00 square millimeters in paper and other industrial materials such as textiles or plastics.