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The TAPPI Standards regulations require public review of standards that are up for ballot. TAPPI members can view any drafts that are in ballot by logging in to the TAPPI web site (, clicking on "My TAPPI," and then clicking on the "Standards Public Draft Review" link on the left side of the page. If you would like to review and comment on any draft and are not a member of the corresponding Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG), you may view the draft on line or you may request a copy of the draft being balloted by writing to TAPPI members may join SSIGs as permanent members; go to the Subject Category page to download forms for this purpose. Nonmembers of TAPPI may join any SSIG as a voting member; to do so, send a message to to receive a copy of the draft and a ballot.

Listed below are TAPPI Standards that have recently gone out for ballot to the corresponding Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG). The date in parentheses is the closing date for voting.

T 551 "Thickness of paper and paperboard (soft platen method)" (June 4, 2012)
T 804 "Compression test of fiberboard shipping containers" (June 4, 2012)
T 839 "Edgewise compressive strength of corrugated fiberboard using the clamp method (short column test)" (June 15, 2012)
T 414 "Internal tearing resistance of paper (Elmendorf-type method)" (June 18, 2012)
T 697 "Accelerated test for viscosity stability of clay slurries" (June 18, 2012)
T 272 "Forming handsheets for reflectance testing of pulp (sheet machine procedure)" (June 18, 2012)
T 205 "Forming handsheets for physical tests of pulp" (June 21, 2012)
T 452 "Brightness of pulp, paper, and paperboard (directional reflectance at 457 nm)" (June 22, 2012)
T 1500 "Optical measurements terminology (related to appearance evaluation of paper)" (June 25, 2012)

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