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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.

The list of Standards up for review in 2021 has been corrected to remove two Standards that were incorrectly classified as up for review in October 2021.  These Classical Methods have a 10 year review timeframe so will not be up for review until 2026.    

T 204 cm-17        Solvent extractives of wood and pulp     

T 418 cm-17        Organic nitrogen in paper and paperboard

The below 24 Standards will be up for review in 2021.  The date indicated is the target date 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 - April 21

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 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   

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