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The Standard-Specific Interest Groups (SSIGs) for the following standards are in need of additional members. These groups may or may not have ballots currently open.  

All Standard-Specific Interest Groups (SSIG) require a minimum of 10 members for opening ballots to review drafts of TAPPI Standards. The following test methods do not have the required minimum number of members to initiate a ballot:


SSIGs that need 1 member:
T 203 Alpha-, Beta-, and Gamma-Cellulose in Pulp
T 222 Acid-Insoluble Lignin in Wood and Pulp
T 244 Acid-Insoluble Ash in Wood, Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard
T 248 Laboratory Beating of Pulp (PFI Mill Method)
T 255 Water-Soluble Sulfates in Pulp and Paper
T 256 Water-Soluble Chlorides in Pulp and Paper
T 263 Identification of Wood Fibers from Conifers
T 265 Natural Dirt in Wood Chips
T 408 Rosin in Paper and Paperboard
T 419 Starch in Paper
T 428 Hot Water Extractable Acidity or Alkalinity of Paper
T 438 Zinc and cadmium in paper
T 500 Book Bulk and Bulking Number of Paper
T 529 Surface pH Measurement of Paper
T 578 Accelerated light aging of printing and writing paper by xenon-arc exposure apparatus
T 602 Analysis of Sulfuric Acid
T 646 Brightness of Clay and Other Mineral Pigments (45/0)
T 1217 Photometric linearity of optical properties instruments
T 1218 Calibration of reflectance standards for hemispherical geometry

SSIGs that need 2 members:
T 223 Pentosans in Wood and Pulp
T 226 Specific External Surface of Pulp
T 237 Carboxyl Content of Pulp
T 249 Carbohydrate Composition of Extractive-Free Wood and Wood Pulp by Gas-Liquid Chromatography
T 252 pH and electrical conductivity of hot water extracts of pulp, paper, and paperboard
T 267 Compression Wood Identification in Pulpwood
T 268 Weight-Volume Measurement of Pulpwood
T 406 Reducible Sulfur in Paper and Paperboard
T 418 Organic Nitrogen in Paper and Paperboard
T 429 Alpha-Cellulose in Paper
T 435 Hydrogen Ion Concentration (pH) of Paper Extracts (Hot Extraction Method)
T 504 Glue in Paper (Qualitative and Quantitative Determination)
T 509 Hydrogen Ion Concentration (pH) of Paper Extracts (Cold Extraction Method)
T 610 Preparation of Indicators and Standard Solutions
T 611 Analysis of Bleaching Powder, Calcium Hypochlorite Bleach Liquor and Bleach Sludge
T 617 Analysis of Lime
T 619 Analysis of salt cake
T 624 Analysis of Soda and Sulfate White and Green Liquors
T 625 Analysis of Soda and Sulfate Black Liquor
T 656 Measuring, sampling, and analyzing white waters
T 699 Analysis of Pulping Liquors by Suppressed Ion Chromatography

SSIGs that need 3 members:
T 421 Qualitative (including optical microscopic) analysis of mineral filler and mineral coating of paper
T 430 Copper Number of Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard
T 600 Analysis of Formaldehyde in Aqueous Solutions and of Free Formaldehyde in Resins
T 613 Analysis of caustic soda
T 618 Analysis of Limestone
T 622 Analysis of sodium hydrosulfite
T 632 Analysis of sodium silicate

SSIGs that need 4 or more members:
T 434 Acid-soluble iron in paper (4 members needed)
T 493 Identification and determination of melamine resin in paper (5 members needed)
T 495 Bending number of paperboard (4 members needed)
T 621 Analysis of rosin (5 members needed)
T 628 Analysis of rosin size (5 members needed)

Participating in a SSIG is free and open to any industry expert interested. Join now!
If no progress is made on balancing these SSIGs, then the respective methods may be considered for withdrawal at the next Q&SMC meeting. If you are interested in becoming a member of either of these SSIGs please contact

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