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

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wd         =            Withdrawn Standard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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