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Standards Advisory Review Group (SARG) Meeting - April 24, 2012

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The next meeting of the Standards Advisory Review Group (SARG) is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2011, 1:30 pm CENTRAL time, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA. SARG approval is the last step prior to publication for any new or revised standard.

In order to act on any appeals from TAPPI members relevant to the standards up for approval, the SARG meeting is open to anyone for participation. The agenda was be posted on the SARG page at least 50 days prior to the meeting. There arebe links from the agenda items to the final drafts that are up for approval.

If you would like to participate in the SARG meeting by conference call, please send a message before April 17, 2011, to

Listed below are the standards that will be up for final approval. An asterisk (*) indicates that the standard is eligible to be considered for submission as an American National Standard.

*T 252 "pH and electrical conductivity of hot water extracts of pulp, paper, and paperboard"
*T 211 "Ash in wood, pulp, paper and paperboard: combustion at 525 degrees C
*T 1214 "Interrelation of reflectance, R0; reflectivity, R8; TAPPI opacity, C0.89; scattering, s; and absorption, k
*T 1217 "Photometric linearity of optical properties instruments"
*T 1218 "Calibration of reflectance standards for hemispherical geometry"
*T 821 "Pin adhesion of corrugated board by selective separation"
*T 525 "Diffuse brightness of paper, paperboard and pulp (d/0) -- ultraviolet level C [TITLE CHANGE]
T NEW (WI 3025) "Diffuse brightness of paper, paperboard and pulp (d/0) (ultraviolet level D65)"
*T 530 "Size test for paper by ink resistance (Hercules-type method)"
*T 262 "Preparation of mechanical pulps for testing"
*T 547 "Air permeance of paper and paperboard (Sheffield method)"
T 531 "Starch consumption in corrugated board (enzymatic/gravimetric method)" [WITHDRAWAL]
T 532 "Starch consumption in corrugated board (enzymatic/colorimetric method)" [WITHDRAWAL]
*T 421 "Qualitative (including optical microscopic) analysis of mineral filler and mineral coating of paper"
*T 444 "Silver tarnishing by paper and paperboard
*T 464 "Water vapor transmission rate of paper and paperboard at high temperature and humidity"
*T 815 Coefficient of static friction (slide angle) of packaging and packaging materials (including shipping sack papers, corrugated and solid fiberboard) (inclined plane method)
*T 212 "One percent sodium hydroxide solubility of wood and pulp
*T 802 "Drop test for fiberboard shipping containers"
*T 832 "Water absorption of corrugating medium: float curl method"
*T 240 "Consistency (concentration) of pulp suspensions"
*T 281 "Open drum washer mat sampling technique"
*T 1219 "Storage of paper samples for optical measurements and color matching"
T 433 "Water resistance of sized paper and paperboard (dry indicator method)"
*T 568 "Physical area of sub-visible contraries in pulp, paper, and paperboard by image analysis"
T 838 "Edge crush test using neckdown" [Reclassification to Classical Method]
T 536 "Resistance of paper to passage of air (high-pressure Gurley method)"
T 275 "Screening of pulp (Somerville-type equipment)"
T 1210 "Units of measurement and conversion factors"
*T 1212 "Light sources for evaluating papers including those containing fluorescent whitening agents"
*T 1215 "The determination of instrumental color differences"
*T 1216 "Indices for whiteness, yellowness, brightness, and luminous reflectance factor"
T 559 "Grease resistance test for paper and paperboard"

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