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Standards backlog clean up

The TAPPI Standards team started on July 13th an intense and focused work to update the backlog on the review of Standards. Until September 18, 2020, the team is going to make an effort to update all the late items that have any actions pending. 

Results from the backlog work are already showing: 30 ballots were opened or scheduled since last month and 12 Standards had their reviews finalized and were prepared to be presented at SARG for final approval. Although many SSIGs are still in need of members, the Standards team has got to find volunteers to fulfill many SSIGs with less than 10 members. The TAPPI Standards Department is working tirelessly to update all the remaining reviews and is positive that even better results are going to be presented by the end of this focused work on the backlog. 

Thank you to all the volunteers that are helping the Standards Department update this backlog!


Ballots on the new balloting system began

The first official ballot for TAPPI Standards was opened in the new balloting system: TAPPI/ASTM SpecBuilder: The five-year review of T 259 om-16 Species identification of nonwood plant fibers had its first ballot opened in SpecBuilder on August 7th and will close on September 21, 2020. The TAPPI Standards Department will soon open other ballots in the new system. The SSIG members will receive a message from us when the ballot is about to be opened with instructions on how to log in to the new platform.

ISO ballots for the U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 6 are already been opened through SpecBuilder. 

If you have any issues on trying to vote on a ballot on any of the balloting systems (TAPPI Sandbox or TAPPI/ASTM SpecBuilder), please communicate it immediately to the Standards Department at  


Thank you,

Priscila Briggs

Standards Manager

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