

Print this article  Send to Colleague The StandardSpecific Interest Groups (SSIGs) for the following Standards are in need of additional members. These groups may or may not have ballots currently open. All StandardSpecific Interest Groups (SSIG) require a minimum of 10 members in order to ballot and vote on a draft of a method. The following test methods do not have the required minimum number of member to initiate a ballot: SSIGs at risk of falling below the 10 members mark: We welcome additional members to join T 200 sp15 Laboratory Beating of Pulp (Valley Beater Method) T 203 cm09 Alpha, beta and gammacellulose in pulp T 205 sp18 Forming Handsheets for Physical Tests of Pulp T 207 cm08 Water Solubility of Wood and Pulp T 211 om16 Ash in wood, pulp, paper and paperboard: combustion at 525 degrees C T 212 om18 One percent sodium hydroxide solubility of wood and pulp T 213 om15 Dirt in pulp  chart method T 220 sp16 Physical testing of pulp handsheets T 221 cm09 Drainage time of pulp T 222 om15 Acid insoluble lignin in wood and pulp T 231 cm07 Zerospan breaking strength of pulp (dry zerospan tensile) T 232 cm13 Fiber length of pulp by projection T 233 cm15 Fiber length of pulp by classification T 234 cm12 Coarseness of pulp fibers T 235 cm09 Alkali solubility of pulp at 25°C T 237 cm08 Carboxyl content of pulp T 245 cm07 Silicates and silica in pulp (wet ash method) T 248 sp15 Laboratory beating of pulp (PFI mill method) T 249 cm09 Carbohydrate composition of extractivefree wood and wood pulp by gasliquid chromatography T 252 om16 pH and electrical conductivity of hot water extracts of pulp, paper, and paperboard T 254 cm10 Cupriethylenediamine disperse viscosity of pulp (falling ball method) T 255 cm07 Watersoluble sulfates in pulp and paper T 256 cm07 Watersoluble chlorides in pulp and paper T 257 sp14 Sampling and preparing wood for analysis T 259 om15 Species identification of nonwood plant fibers T 261 cm10 Fines fraction by weight of paper stock by wet screening T 265 cm09 Natural dirt in wood chips T 266 om18 Determination of sodium, calcium, copper, iron and manganese in pulp and paper by atomic absorption spectroscopy T 268 om13 Weightvolume measurement of pulpwood T 272 sp12 Forming handsheets for reflectance testing of pulp (sheet machine procedure) T 274 sp13 Laboratory screening of pulp (MasterScreentype instrument) T 275 sp18 Screening of pulp (Somervilletype equipment) T 277 sp14 Macro stickies content in pulp: the “pickup” method T 278 sp17 Pulp screening (Valleytype screening device) T 281 sp18 Open drum washer mat sampling technique T 282 om19 Hexeneuronic acid content of chemical pulp T 406 om13 Reducible sulfur in paper and paperboard T 408 cm07 Rosin in paper and paperboard T 413 om17 Ash in wood, pulp, paper and paperboard: combustion at 900 degrees C T 419 om18 Starch in paper T 425 om16 Opacity of paper (15/d geometry, illuminant A/2 degrees, 89% reflectance backing and paper backing) T 428 om13 Hot water extractable acidity or alkalinity of paper T 438 cm06 Zinc and cadmium in paper T 444 om12 Silver tarnishing by paper and paperboard T 454 om15 Turpentine test for voids in glassine and greaseproof papers T 461 cm09 Flame resistance of treated paper and paperboard T 462 cm16 Castoroil penetration test for paper T 465 sp16 Static creasing of paper for water vapor transmission tests T 480 om15 Specular gloss of paper and paperboard at 75 degrees T 483 cm12 Odor of packaging materials T 491 om18 Water immersion number of paperboard T 500 cm07 Book bulk and bulking number of paper T 504 cm07 Glue in paper (qualitative & quantitative determination) T 512 sp12 Creasing of flexible packaging material paper specimens for testing T 520 cm07 Curl of gummed flat paper T 524 om13 Color of paper and paperboard (45/0, C/2) T 525 om17 Diffuse brightness of paper, paperboard and pulp (d/0)  ultraviolet level C T 534 om15 Brightness of clay and other mineral pigments (d/0 diffuse) T 537 om16 Dirt count in paper and paperboard (optical character recognition  OCR) T 544 cm19 Aging of paper and board with moist heat T 550 om13 Determination of equilibrium moisture in pulp, paper and paperboard for chemical analysis T 553 om15 Alkalinity of paper as calcium carbonate (alkaline reserve of paper) T 567 om15 Determination of effective residual ink concentration (ERIC) by infrared reflectance measurement T 568 om18 Physical area of subvisible contraries in pulp, paper and paperboard by image analysis T 572 sp13 Accelerated pollutant aging of printing and writing paper by pollution chamber exposure apparatus T 573 sp15 Accelerated temperature aging of printing and writing paper by dry oven exposure apparatus T 602 cm06 Analysis of sulfuric acid T 611 cm07 Analysis of bleaching powder, calcium hypochlorite bleach liquor and bleach sludge T 646 om11 Brightness of clay and other mineral pigments (45/0) T 653 om07 Specular gloss of paper and paperboard at 20 degrees T 656 cm07 Measuring, sampling, and analyzing white waters T 657 sp12 Sampling of fillers and pigments T 684 om15 Gross heating value of black liquor T 702 om14 Rheological measurements for characterization of polyolefins: lowdensity polyethylene (LDPE) for extrusion coating T 803 cm10 Puncture test of container board T 808 cm15 Flat crush test of corrugated board (flexible beam method) T 815 om18 Coefficient of static friction (slide angle) of packaging and packaging materials (including shipping sack papers, corrugated and solid fiberboard) (inclined plane method) T 820 cm09 Flexural stiffness of corrugated board T 824 cm14 Fluted edge crush of corrugating medium (flexible beam method) T 827 om17 Box blank dimensioning T 829 om15 Score quality test T 830 om18 Ink rub test of containerboard and corrugated board T 831 om14 Water absorption of corrugating medium: water drop penetration test T 832 om17 Water absorption of corrugating medium: float curl method T 834 om18 Determination of containerboard roll hardness T 836 om13 Bending stiffness, four point method T 838 cm12 Edge crush test using neckdown T 843 om20 Fluted edge crush of corrugating medium (rigid support method) T 1014 om15 Moisture sensitivity of fiber glass mats T 1212 sp12 Light sources for evaluating papers including those containing fluorescent whitening agents T 1215 sp12 The determination of instrumental color differences
SSIGs that need 1 members: T 204 cm17 Solvent Extractives of Wood and Pulp T 218 sp18 Forming handsheets for reflectance testing of pulp (Büchner funnel procedure) T 262 sp18 Preparation of mechanical pulps for testing T 515 om20 Visual grading and color matching of paper T 516 cm11 Envelope seal, seam, and window patch testing T 519 om17 Diffuse opacity of paper (d/0 paper backing) T 578 sp16 Accelerated light aging of printing and writing paper by xenonarc exposure apparatus T 579 om18 Diffuse brightness of paper, paperboard and pulp (d/0) (ultraviolet level D65) T 617 cm10 Analysis of lime T 800 cm16 Drum test for fiberboard shipping containers (revolving hexagonal drum) T 812 om19 Ply separation of solid and corrugated fiberboard (wet) T 818 cm18 Ring crush of paperboard (flexible beam method) T 835 om14 Water absorption of corrugating medium: water drop absorption test T 1214 sp17 Interrelation of reflectance, R0; reflectivity, R ; TAPPI opacity, C0.89; scattering, s; and absorption, k T 1217 sp18 Photometric linearity of optical properties instruments T 1218 sp18 Calibration of reflectance standards for hemispherical geometry T 1219 sp17 Storage of paper samples for optical measurements and color matching T 1500 gl18 Optical measurements terminology (related to appearance evaluation of paper)
SSIGs that need 2 members: T 210 cm13 Sampling and testing wood pulp shipments for moisture T 264 cm07 Preparation of wood for chemical analysis T 271 om18 Fiber length of pulp and paper by automated optical analyzer using polarized light T 421 om12 Qualitative (including optical microscopic) analysis of mineral filler and mineral coating of paper T 509 om15 Hydrogen ion concentration (pH) of paper extracts (cold extraction method) T 600 om15 Analysis of formaldehyde in aqueous solutions and of free formaldehyde in resins T 604 cm09 Sulfur dioxide in sulfite cooking liquor T 619 cm10 Analysis of salt cake T 625 cm14 Analysis of soda and sulfate black liquor T 692 om13 Determination of suspended solids in kraft green and white liquors T 1216 sp18 Indices for whiteness, yellowness, brightness, and luminous reflectance factor
SSIGs that need 3 members: T 263 sp16 Identification of wood and fibers from conifers T 267 cm15 Compression wood identification in pulpwood T 418 cm17 Organic nitrogen in paper and paperboard T 495 cm13 Bending number of paperboard T 610 sp15 Preparation of indicators and standard solutions T 622 cm10 Analysis of sodium hydrosulfite lime T 624 cm11 Analysis of soda and sulfate white and green liquors
SSIGs that need 4 or more members: T 223 cm10 Pentosans in wood and pulp T 226 cm11 Specific external surface of pulp T 244 cm11 Acidinsoluble ash in wood, pulp, paper, and paperboard T 429 cm10 Alphacellulose in paper T 434 cm10 Acidsoluble iron in paper T 435 om16 Hydrogen ion concentration (pH) of paper extracts (hot extraction method) T 493 cm10 Identification and determination of melamine resin in paper T 613 cm10 Analysis of caustic soda T 618 cm10 Analysis of limestone T 621 cm10 Analysis of rosin T 628 cm10 Analysis of rosin size T 632 cm11 Analysis of sodium silicate
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