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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Fiber length of pulp by projection, Test Method T 232 cm-13

Fiber length of pulp by projection, Test Method T 232 cm-13

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Fines fraction by weight of paper stock by wet screening, Test Method T 261 cm-10

Fines fraction by weight of paper stock by wet screening, Test Method T 261 cm-10

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Forming handsheets for physical tests of pulp, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 205 sp-18

Forming handsheets for physical tests of pulp, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 205 sp-18

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Forming handsheets for reflectance testing of pulp (sheet machine procedure), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 272 sp-12

Forming handsheets for reflectance testing of pulp (sheet machine procedure), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 272 sp-12

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Freeness of pulp (Canadian standard method) , Test Method T 227 om-17

Freeness of pulp (Canadian standard method) , Test Method T 227 om-17

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Identification of wood and fibers from conifers, Standard Practice T 263 sp-16

Identification of wood and fibers from conifers, Standard Practice T 263 sp-16

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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

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Laboratory beating of pulp (PFI mill method), Test Method T 248 sp-08

Laboratory beating of pulp (PFI mill method), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 248 sp-15

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Laboratory beating of pulp (Valley beater method), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 200 sp-10

Laboratory beating of pulp (Valley beater method), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 200 sp-15

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Laboratory screening of pulp (MasterScreen-type instrument), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 274 sp-13

Laboratory screening of pulp (MasterScreen-type instrument), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 274 sp-13