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List of Common Acronyms Relevant to Standards and TIPs

For details on these commonly-used acronyms in the development of TAPPI Standards and TIPs, please see the Standards Guidelines and the TIPs Guidelines, or send your questions to mailto: or 

TIP = Technical Information Paper 

Q&SMC = Quality and Standards Management Committee 

SSIG = Standard-Specific Interest Group 

SARG = Standards Advisory Review Group 

WI = Work Item 

WG = Working Group 

WGC = Working Group Chairman 

om = Official Method 

pm = Provisional Method 

sp = Standard Practice 

cm = Classical Method 

ss = Standard Specification 

sg = Standard Guideline 

gl = Standard Glossary 

wd = Withdrawn Standard 

UM = Useful Method

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