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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Roughness of paper and paperboard (Sheffield method), Test Method T 538 om-16

Roughness of paper and paperboard (Sheffield method), Test Method T 538 om-16

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Determination of equilibrium moisture in pulp, paper and paperboard for chemical analysis, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 550 om-13

Determination of equilibrium moisture in pulp, paper and paperboard for chemical analysis, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 550 om-13

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Brightness of clay and other mineral pigments (45/0), Test Method T 646 om-11

Brightness of clay and other mineral pigments (45/0), Test Method T 646 om-11

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Equivalent Black Area (EBA) and count of visible dirt in pulp, paper and paperboard by image analysis, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 563 om-12

Equivalent Black Area (EBA) and count of visible dirt in pulp, paper and paperboard by image analysis, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 563 om-15

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Grease resistance test for paper and paperboard, Test Method T 559 cm-12

Grease resistance test for paper and paperboard, Test Method T 559 cm-12

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

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

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Blister Resistance of Coated Paper in Heatset Printing, Test Method T 526 cm-17

Blister Resistance of Coated Paper in Heatset Printing, Test Method T 526 cm-17

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Internal bond strength (Scott type), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 569 om-14

Internal bond strength (Scott type), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 569 om-14

Standards
Color of paper and paperboard (45/0, C/2), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 524 om-13

Color of paper and paperboard (45/0, C/2), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 524 om-13

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Hot water extractable acidity or alkalinity of paper, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 428 om-13

Hot water extractable acidity or alkalinity of paper, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 428 om-13

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Water absorbency of bibulous papers, Test Method T 432 cm-09

Water absorbency of bibulous papers, Test Method T 432 cm-09

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Book bulk and bulking number of paper, Test Method T 500 cm-07

Book bulk and bulking number of paper, Test Method T 500 cm-07

Standards
Puncture test of container board, Test Method T 803 cm-10

Puncture test of container board, Test Method T 803 cm-10

Standards
Diffuse brightness of paper, paperboard and pulp (d/0) (ultraviolet level D65), Test Method T 579 om-18

Diffuse brightness of paper, paperboard and pulp (d/0) (ultraviolet level D65), Test Method T 579 om-18

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Bending resistance of paper (Gurley-type tester), Test Method T 543 om-16

Bending resistance of paper (Gurley-type tester), Test Method T 543 om-16

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Zinc and Cadmium in Paper, Test Method T 438 cm-06

Zinc and Cadmium in Paper, Test Method T 438 cm-06

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Thickness of paper and paperboard (soft platen method), Test Method T 551 om-18

Thickness of paper and paperboard (soft platen method), Test Method T 551 om-18

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

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

Standards
Analysis of sodium hydrosulfite, Test Method T 622 cm-10

Analysis of sodium hydrosulfite, Test Method T 622 cm-10

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Air permeance of paper and paperboard (Sheffield method), Test Method T 547 om-18

Air permeance of paper and paperboard (Sheffield method), Test Method T 547 om-18