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The system for review and development of TAPPI Standards requires an announcement of review dates so that any interested TAPPI parties may access the drafts, submit comments, and/or join the Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) to cast an official vote.

Listed below are the 26 Standards that will be up for review in 2021. The date indicated is the target month on which the draft will be distributed to the Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) for that particular Standard.

Any interested individuals who wish to be part of the voting for any Standard should contact the Standards Department at TAPPI (, phone +1-770-209-7249 or fax +1-770-446-6947) and request voting membership on the corresponding SSIG prior to the target ballot date. You may also visit and complete the short form to get started.

If you join the Standard Specific Interest Group for any Standard, you will receive a notice for ballot at the proper time with instructions for casting your vote and making your comments.

T 559 cm-12    Grease resistance test for paper and paperboard     April-21

T 400 sp-17     Sampling and accepting a single lot of paper, paperboard, containerboard, or related product

T 278 sp-17     Pulp screening (Valley-type screening device)     April-21

T 227 om-17    Freeness of pulp (Canadian standard method)    April-21

T 433 cm-12    Water resistance of sized paper and paperboard (dry indicator method)     April-21

T 448 om-17    Water vapor transmission rate of paper and paperboard at 23 degrees C and 50% RH     April-21

T 581 om-17    Dry tensile properties of paper towel and tissue products (using constant rate of elongation apparatus)       April-21

T 413 om-17    Ash in wood, pulp, paper and paperboard:  combustion at 900 degrees C     April-21

T 838 cm-12    Edge crush test using neckdown     April-21

T 821 om-17    Pin adhesion of corrugated board by selective separation     April-21

T 827 om-17    Box blank dimensioning      April-21

T 809 om-17    Flat crush of corrugating medium (CMT test)     April-21

T 811 om-17    Edgewise compressive strength of corrugated fiberboard (short column test)     April-21

T 810 om-17    Bursting strength of corrugated board     April-21

T 802 om-17    Drop test for fiberboard shipping containers     April-21

T 519 om-17    Diffuse opacity of paper (d/0 paper backing)     April-21

T 832 om-17    Water absorption of corrugating medium: float curl method     October-21

T 525 om-17    Diffuse brightness of paper, paperboard and pulp (d/0) -- ultraviolet level C     October-21

T 1214 sp-17    Interrelation of reflectance, R0; reflectivity, R ; TAPPI opacity, C0.89; scattering, s; and absorption, k     October-21

T 1219 sp-17    Storage of paper samples for optical measurements and color matching     October-21

T 204 cm-17    Solvent extractives of wood and pulp     October-21

T 418 cm-17    Organic nitrogen in paper and paperboard     October-21

T 234 cm-12    Coarseness of pulp fibers     November-21

T 483 cm-12    Odor of packaging materials     November-21

T 697 cm-12    Accelerated test for viscosity stability of clay slurries     November-21

T 665 cm-12    Analysis of talc     November-21


The below 27 Standards are all past due for review. The first four Standards will be opened after the new year begins. The other 23 Standards must have additional members join the SSIG prior to a ballot being opened for review. The members short are listed after each of the titles. If you would like to join one of the below SSIGs, please send an email to or visit, complete the short form and get started!

T 211 om-16 Ash in wood, pulp, paper and paperboard:  combustion at 525 degrees C

T 412 om-16 Moisture in pulp, paper, and paperboard

T 476 om-16 Abrasion loss of paper and paperboard (Taber-type method) T 631 om-16 Microbiological enumeration of process water and slush pulp

T 631 om-16 Microbiological enumeration of process water and slush pulp  


T 617 cm-10 Analysis of lime (Need 2 more members)

T 619 cm-10 Analysis of salt cake (Need 3 more members)

T 223 cm-10 Pentosans in wood and pulp (Need 5 more members)

T 429 cm-10 Alpha-cellulose in paper (Need 6 more members)

T 434 cm-10 Acid-soluble iron in paper (Need 7 more members)

T 493 cm-10 Identification and determination of melamine resin in paper (Need 7 more members)

T 509 om-15 Hydrogen ion concentration (pH) of paper extracts (cold extraction method) (Need 3 more members)

T 600 om-15 Analysis of formaldehyde in aqueous solutions and of free formaldehyde in resins (Need 4 more members)

T 610 sp-15 Preparation of indicators and standard solutions (Need 4 more members)

T 613 cm-10 Analysis of caustic soda (Need 6 more members)T 618 cm-10 Analysis of limestone (Need 6 more members)

T 618 cm-10 Analysis of limestone (Need 6 more members)

T 621 cm-10 Analysis of rosin (Need 6 more members)

T 622 cm-10 Analysis of sodium hydrosulfite (Need 4 more members)

T 628 cm-10 Analysis of rosin size (Need 6 more members)

T 263 sp-16 Identification of wood and fibers from conifers (Need 3 more members)

T 435 om-16 Hydrogen ion concentration (pH) of paper extracts (hot extraction method) (Need 5 more members)

T 516 cm-11 Envelope seal, seam, and window patch testing (Need 3 more members)

T 632 cm-11 Analysis of sodium silicate (Need 6 more members)

T 226 cm-11 Specific external surface of pulp (Need 4 more members)

T 244 cm-11 Acid-insoluble ash in wood, pulp, paper, and paperboard (Need 5 more members)

T 624 cm-11 Analysis of soda and sulfate white and green liquors (Need 4 more members)

T 252 om-16 pH and electrical conductivity of hot water extracts of pulp, paper, and paperboard (Need 2 more members)

T 578 sp-16 Accelerated light aging of printing and writing paper by xenon-arc exposure apparatus (Need 2 more members)

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