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The list below shows Standards that were approved for publication at the Spring 2020 meeting of SARG:
(* = indicates Standards eligible for submission as American National Standards)

*T 401 Fiber analysis of paper and paperboard (reaffirmation)
*T 480 Specular gloss of paper and paperboard at 75 degrees (reaffirmation)
*T 511 Folding endurance of paper (MIT tester) (reaffirmation)
*T 524 Color of paper and paperboard (45/0, C/2) (reaffirmation)
*T 549 Coefficients of static and kinetic friction of uncoated writing and printing paper by use of the horizontal plane method (revision)
*T 553 Alkalinity of paper as calcium carbonate (alkaline reserve of paper) (reaffirmation)
*T 558 Surface wettability and absorbency of sheeted materials using an automated contact angle tester (reaffirmation)
*T 567 Determination of effective residual ink concentration (ERIC) by infrared reflectance measurement (reaffirmation)
*T 580 Thickness (caliper) of towel, tissue, napkin and facial products (revision and upgrade to Official Method)
T 656 Measuring, sampling, and analyzing white waters (reaffirmation)
T 803 Puncture test of container board (reaffirmation)
*T 836 Bending stiffness, four point method (revision)

These Standards will be published on within the next month.

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