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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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

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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
Bursting strength of linerboard, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 807 om-11

Bursting strength of linerboard, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 807 om-11

Standards
Impact Resistance of Fiberboard Shipping Containers, Test Method T 801 om-06 - WITHDRAWN

Impact Resistance of Fiberboard Shipping Containers, Test Method T 801 om-06 - WITHDRAWN

Standards
Drum Test for Fiberboard Shipping Containers (Revolving Hexagonal Drum), Test Method T 800 cm-06

Drum Test for Fiberboard Shipping Containers (Revolving Hexagonal Drum), Test Method T 800 cm-06

Standards
Compression test of fiberboard shipping containers, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 804 om-12

Compression test of fiberboard shipping containers, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 804 om-12

Standards
Drop test for fiberboard shipping containers, Test Method T 802 om-17

Drop test for fiberboard shipping containers, Test Method T 802 om-17

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

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

Standards
Ink rub test of container board and corrugated board, Test Method T 830 om-18

Ink rub test of container board and corrugated board, Test Method T 830 om-18

Standards
Ply separation of solid and corrugated fiberboard (wet), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 812 om-13

Ply separation of solid and corrugated fiberboard (wet), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 812 om-13

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Edgewise compressive strength of corrugated fiberboard (short column test), Test Method T 811 om-17

Edgewise compressive strength of corrugated fiberboard (short column test), Test Method T 811 om-17

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Testing adhesives used in glued lap joints of corrugated fiberboard containers, Test Method T 840 om-10

Testing adhesives used in glued lap joints of corrugated fiberboard containers, Test Method T 840 om-10

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Ring crush of paperboard (flexible beam method). , Test Method T 818 cm-18

Ring crush of paperboard (flexible beam method). , Test Method T 818 cm-18

Standards
Fluted edge crush of corrugating medium (flexible beam method), Test Method T 824 cm-14

Fluted edge crush of corrugating medium (flexible beam method), Test Method T 824 cm-14

Standards
Score quality test, Test Method T 829 om-15

Score quality test, Test Method T 829 om-15

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Coefficient of static friction (slide angle) of packaging and packaging materials (including shipping sack papers, corrugated and solid fiberboard) (inclined plane method), Test Method T 815 om-18

Coefficient of static friction (slide angle) of packaging and packaging materials (including shipping sack papers, corrugated and solid fiberboard) (inclined plane method), Test Method T 815 om-18

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Water absorption of corrugating medium: water drop penetration test, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 831 om-14

Water absorption of corrugating medium: water drop penetration test, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 831 om-14

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Ring crush of paperboard (rigid support method), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 822 om-11

Ring crush of paperboard (rigid support method), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 822 om-11

Standards
Water absorption of corrugating medium: float curl method, Test Method T 832 om-17

Water absorption of corrugating medium: float curl method, Test Method T 832 om-17

Standards
Water absorption of corrugating medium: water drop absorption test, Test Method T 835 om-08

Water absorption of corrugating medium: water drop absoption test, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 835 om-14