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The Standard-Specific Interest Groups (SSIGs) for the following Standards are in need of additional members. These groups may or may not have ballots currently open.

All Standard-Specific 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 members to initiate a ballot:


Alkaline Pulping

T 692 om-13      Determination of suspended solids in kraft green and white liquors

                            Draft 2                                Current SSIG Count = 8 

T 684 om-15      Gross heating value of black liquor

                            Draft 2                                Current SSIG Count = Need 2+

 Chemical Properties

T 223 cm-10       Pentosans in wood and pulp                                   

                            Automatic review - 10/2019           Current SSIG Count = 7

T 244 cm-11       Acid-insoluble ash in wood, pulp, paper, and paperboard             

                            Automatic review - 9/2020             Current SSIG Count = 5


T 408 cm-07        Rosin in paper and paperboard

                            Draft 4                                            Current SSIG Count = Need 3 more

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

                            Automatic review - 4/2021             Current SSIG Count = 9

T 429 cm-10       Alpha-cellulose in paper                            

                            Automatic review - 10/2019           Current SSIG Count = 6

T 434 cm-10       Acid-soluble iron in paper                                       

                            Automatic review - 10/2019           Current SSIG Count = 5

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

                            Automatic review - 5/2020             Current SSIG Count = 5

T 449 om-14      Bacteriological examination of paper and paperboard

                           Draft 2                                           Current SSIG Count = Need 2+

T 493 cm-10       Identification and determination of melamine resin in paper   

                            Automatic review - 10/2019         Current SSIG Count = 5


T 600 om-15       Analysis of formaldehyde in aqueous solutions and of free formaldehyde in resins 

                            Automatic review - 10/2019         Current SSIG Count = 8

T 610 sp-15        Preparation of indicators and standard solutions             

                            Automatic review - 10/2019         Current SSIG Count = 6

T 613 cm-10       Analysis of caustic soda                             

                            Automatic review - 10/2019         Current SSIG Count = 6

T 617 cm-10       Analysis of lime                                           

                            Automatic review - 5/2019           Current SSIG Count = 8

T 618 cm-10       Analysis of limestone                                 

                            Automatic review - 10/2019         Current SSIG Count = 4

T 619 cm-10       Analysis of salt cake                                                  

                            Automatic review - 5/2019           Current SSIG Count = 8

T 621 cm-10       Analysis of rosin                                                        

                            Automatic review - 10/2019         Current SSIG Count = 6

T 622 cm-10       Analysis of sodium hydrosulfite               

                            Automatic review - 10/2019         Current SSIG Count = 8

T 624 cm-11       Analysis of soda and sulfate white and green liquors                    

                            Automatic review - 9/2020          Current SSIG Count = 8

T 628 cm-10       Analysis of rosin size                                                 

                            Automatic review - 10/2019        Current SSIG Count = 6

T 632 cm-11       Analysis of sodium silicate                                       

                            Automatic review - 5/2020          Current SSIG Count = 6


Fiberboard Shipping Container Testing

T 827 om-17      Box blank dimensioning

                           Automatic review - 4/2021           Current SSIG Count = 9

T 829 om-15      Score Quality Test

                           Draft 2                                          Current SSIG Count = 9


Fillers and Pigments
T438 cm-06  Zinc and Cadmium in Paper
                      Draft 2                                              Current SSIG Count = 9


Optical Properties
T 519 om-17  Diffuse opacity of paper (d/0 paper backing)
                       Automatic review - 4/2021              Current SSIG Count = 9

T 1214 sp-17  Interrelation of reflectance, R0; reflectivity, R ; TAPPI opacity, C0.89; scattering, s; and absorption, k
                        Automatic review - 10/2021           Current SSIG Count = 8

T 1219 sp-17  Storage of paper samples for optical measurements and color matching
                        Automatic review - 10/2021           Current SSIG Count = 9


Physical Properties
T 516 cm-11  Envelope seal, seam, and window patch testing
                       Automatic review - 5/2020              Current SSIG Count = 8

T 550 om-13  Determination of equilibrium moisture in pulp, paper and paperboard for chemical analysis

                       Ballot 2 needed                              Current SSIG Count = Need 2 more


Pulp Properties
T 226 cm-11  Specific external surface of pulp
                       Automatic review -  5/2020             Current SSIG Count = 9

T 263 sp-16  Identification of wood and fibers from conifers
                      Automatic review - 5/2020               Current SSIG Count = 7



Sulfite and Semichemical Pulping
 T 604 cm-09  Sulfur dioxide in sulfite cooking liquor
                        Draft 2                                            Current SSIG Count = 6


Building and Industrial Material
The below Standards are also in need of additional participants prior to opening up Ballot 2 this year.      
T 1006 sp-15   Testing of fiber glass mats: use of modified TAPPI procedures for sampling and lot acceptance, stiffness, tear resistance, and thickness
T 1007 sp-15   Sample location for fiber glass mat sheets
T 1008 sp-15   Test conditions for fiberglass mat test methods
T 1009 om-16  Tensile strength and elongation at break for fiber glass mats
T 1011 om-15  Basis weight of fiber glass mats
T 1012 om-15  Moisture content of fiber glass mats
T 1013 om-15  Loss on ignition of fiber glass mats
T 1014 om-15  Moisture sensitivity of fiber glass mats
T 1015 sp-15   Fiber glass mat uniformity (visual defects)
T 1016 om-15  Average fiber diameter of fiber glass mats

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