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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 262 "Preparation of mechanical pulps for testing" (August 2, 2012)
T 538 "Roughness of paper and paperboard (Sheffield method)" (August 3, 2012)
T 697 "Accelerated test for viscosity stability of clay slurries" (August 8, 2012)
T 563 "Equivalent black area (EBA) and count of visible dirt in pulp, paper and paperboard by image analysis" (August 10, 2012)
T 567 "Determination of effective residual ink concentration (ERIC) by infrared reflectance measurement" (August 10, 2012)
T NEW (WI 3026) "Preparation of handsheets for effective residual ink concentration (ERIC) determination, using a sheet mold with filter paper" (August 10, 2012)
T NEW (WI 3027) "Preparation of handsheets for effective residual ink concentration (ERIC) determination, using a sheet mold" (August 10, 2012)
T 657 "Sampling of fillers and pigments" (August 13, 2012)
T 572 "Accelerated pollutant aging of printing and writing paper by pollution chamber exposure apparatus" (August 24, 2012)
T 698 "Determination of wetting tension of polyethylene and polypropylene films and coatings (modified visking analytical technique)" (August 24, 2012)
T 459 "Surface strength of paper (wax pick test)" (August 27, 2012)

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