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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Terry S. Paulson Memorial Scholarship Form

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Technical information papers
Procedure for Utilizing Statistical Control Techniques to Monitor the Tare Weight of a Run of Boxes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-35 (2003)

Procedure for Utilizing Statistical Control Techniques to Monitor the Tare Weight of a Run of Boxes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-35 (2003)

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

Standards
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

Standards
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

Standards
Thickness (caliper) of towel, tissue, napkin and facial products, Test Method T 580 pm-12

Thickness (caliper) of towel, tissue, napkin and facial products, Test Method T 580 pm-12

Standards
Envelope seal, seam, and window patch testing, Test Method T 516 cm-11

Envelope seal, seam, and window patch testing, Test Method T 516 cm-11

Standards
Folding endurance of paper (MIT tester), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 511 om-13

Folding endurance of paper (MIT tester), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 511 om-13

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

Score quality test, Test Method T 829 om-15

Technical information papers
Important Quality Parameters of a Printing Ink, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-59 (2001)

Important Quality Parameters of a Printing Ink, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-59 (2001)

Technical information papers
Calibration and maintenance of the burst tester, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-24 (2009)

Calibration and maintenance of the burst tester, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-24 (2009)

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

Useful methods
Brightness loss of bleached pulp, Useful Method UM 200 (2012)

Brightness loss of bleached pulp, Useful Method UM 200 (2012)

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
Tensile properties of paper and paperboard (using constant rate of elongation apparatus), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 494 om-13

Tensile properties of paper and paperboard (using constant rate of elongation apparatus), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 494 om-13

Useful methods
Green peel bond procedure at the corrugator, Useful Method UM 822 (2012)

Green peel bond procedure at the corrugator, Useful Method UM 822 (2012)

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

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

Technical information papers
Curtain coating weight test , Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-19 (2008)

Curtain coating weight test , Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-19 (2008)

Technical information papers
Statistical Process Control - Procedures for Charting Warp, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-13 (2003)

Statistical Process Control - Procedures for Charting Warp, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-13 (2003)

Useful methods
Creasing (using steel rules) of paperboard for water vapor transmission (WVTR) testing, Useful Method UM 590 (2010)

Creasing (using steel rules) of paperboard for water vapor transmission (WVTR) testing, Useful Method UM 590 (2015)