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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Useful methods
A non-destructive production tool to measure the general flu

A non-destructive production tool to measure the general flute quality and damage of corrugated board using resonance frequency technology, Useful Method UM 821 (2010) WITHDRAWN

Journal articles
Additional compression force due to banding of unitized load

Additional compression force due to banding of unitized loads: A consideration for calculation of case strength using ISTA compression equations, Corrugating International, April 2002 (184KB)

Journal articles
Asia pacific: biding time, Solutions!, October 2001, Vol. 84

Asia pacific: biding time, Solutions!, October 2001, Vol. 84(10)

Journal articles
OPC communications cost effectively links paper machine's dy

OPC communications cost effectively links paper machine's dye skid and color control, Solutions!, Online Exclusives, September 2002

Journal articles
ECF/TCF: The debate moves to marketing, Solutions!, November

ECF/TCF: The debate moves to marketing, Solutions!, November 2001, Vol. 84(11)

Journal articles
Production roundtable, Corrugating International, April 2001

Production roundtable, Corrugating International, April 2001, Vol. 3(2)

Standards
Test Method T 816 om-92 "Withdrawn - Coefficient of Static F

Test Method T 816 om-92 "Withdrawn - Coefficient of Static Friction of Corrugated and Solid Fiberboard (Horizontal Plane Method)"

Standards
Measuring the Bond Strength of a Glued Manufacturer's Joint

Measuring the Bond Strength of a Glued Manufacturer's Joint, Test Method T 837 wd-01 WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Thick Stock and Broke Screening Systems, Evaluation, Inspect

Thick Stock and Broke Screening Systems, Evaluation, Inspection and Maintenance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0508-08 - "Withdrawn"

Technical information papers
Green Peel Bond Test at the Corrugator, Technical Informatio

Green Peel Bond Test at the Corrugator, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-27 (2003) - Withdrawn as a TIP, but revised as new Useful Method UM 822

Journal articles
Effects of alkali and oxygen extractions of kraft pulp on xy

Effects of alkali and oxygen extractions of kraft pulp on xylanase-aided bleaching, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2001, Vol. 27(7)

Journal articles
Real time nip profiling now possible, Solutions! Online Excl

Real time nip profiling now possible, Solutions! Online Exclusives, August 2003

Technical information papers
A Glossary of Terms Used in Refining, Technical Information

A Glossary of Terms Used in Refining, Technical Information Paper TIP 0508-02 - "Withdrawn"

Journal articles
What suppliers say about buyers, Solutions!, Online Exclusiv

What suppliers say about buyers, Solutions!, Online Exclusives, April 2004

Technical information papers
Technical Information Paper - Withdrawn - TIP 0418-01: Solu

Technical Information Paper - Withdrawn - TIP 0418-01: Solubility of Sodium Carbonate in Sodium Sulfide Solutions

Technical information papers
Common operating problems and probable solutions: Introducti

Common operating problems and probable solutions: Introduction, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-36 WITHDRAWN

Journal articles
Laser based, noncontact speed sensor helps reduce breaks on

Laser based, noncontact speed sensor helps reduce breaks on high speed unwind, Solutions!, Onlines Exclusives, March 2004

Journal articles
Comments on selected biohazard problems, Corrugating Interna

Comments on selected biohazard problems, Corrugating International, October 2003 (52KB)

Magazine articles
Taking the sting out of OSHA HazCom compliance, Solutions!,

Taking the sting out of OSHA HazCom compliance, Solutions!, Online Exclusives, April 2005, Vol. 88(4)

Magazine articles
What does it take to get my paper published?, TAPPI JOURNAL,

What does it take to get my paper published?, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 2002, Vol. 1(1) (62KB)