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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Surface strength of paper (wax pick test), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 459 om-13

Surface strength of paper (wax pick test), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 459 om-13

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Flat crush test of corrugated board (flexible beam method), Test Method T 808 cm-15

Flat crush test of corrugated board (flexible beam method), Test Method T 808 cm-15

Standards
Preparation of indicators and standard solutions, Standard Practice T 610 sp-15

Preparation of indicators and standard solutions, Standard Practice T 610 sp-15

Standards
Analysis of talc, Test Method T 665 cm-12

Analysis of talc, Test Method T 665 cm-12

Standards
Dynamic Measurement of Water Vapor Transfer Through Sheet Materials, Test Method T 523 om-06 (WITHDRAWN 2012)

Dynamic Measurement of Water Vapor Transfer Through Sheet Materials, Test Method T 523 om-06 (WITHDRAWN 2012)

Standards
Determination of effective residual ink concentration (ERIC) by infrared reflectance measurement, Test Method T 567 om-15

Determination of effective residual ink concentration (ERIC) by infrared reflectance measurement, Test Method T 567 om-15

Standards
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 soda and sulfate black liquor, Test Method T 625 cm-14

Analysis of soda and sulfate black liquor, Test Method T 625 cm-14

Standards
Acid-soluble iron in paper, Test Method T 434 cm-10

Acid-soluble iron in paper, Test Method T 434 cm-10

Standards
Dirt count in paper and paperboard (optical character recognition â?¢ OCR), Test Method T 537 om-16

Dirt count in paper and paperboard (optical character recognition • OCR), Test Method T 537 om-16

Standards
Aging of paper and board with moist heat, Test Method T 544 cm-08

Aging of paper and board with moist heat, Test Method T 544 cm-08

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CIE whiteness and tint of paper and paperboard (d/0 geometry, C/2 illuminant /observer), Test Method T 560 om-10

CIE whiteness and tint of paper and paperboard (d/0 geometry, C/2 illuminant /observer), Test Method T 560 om-10

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Machine-direction grammage variation measurement (gravimetric method), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 546 om-10

Machine-direction grammage variation measurement (gravimetric method), TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 546 om-15

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Internal bond strength of paperboard (z-direction tensile), Test Method T 541 om-15

Internal bond strength of paperboard (z-direction tensile), Test Method T 541 om-15

Standards
Brightness of clay and other mineral pigments (d/0 diffuse), Test Method T 534 om-15

Brightness of clay and other mineral pigments (d/0 diffuse), Test Method T 534 om-15

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Flat crush of corrugating medium (CMT test), Test Method T 809 om-17

Flat crush of corrugating medium (CMT test), Test Method T 809 om-17

Standards
Analysis of rosin size, Test Method T 628 cm-10

Analysis of rosin size, Test Method T 628 cm-10

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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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Viscosity of starch and starch products, Test Method T 676 cm-08 - WITHDRAWN

Viscosity of starch and starch products, Test Method T 676 cm-08 - WITHDRAWN

Standards
Cross-machine grammage profile measurement (gravimetric method), Test Method T 545 om-11

Cross-machine grammage profile measurement (gravimetric method), Test Method T 545 om-11