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Listed below are TAPPI Standards that have recently gone out for ballot to the corresponding Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG). The date in parentheses is the closing date for voting.

T 525 om-17 Diffuse brightness of paper, paperboard and pulp (d/0) -- ultraviolet level C (12/11/2021)
T 456 om-15 Tensile breaking strength of water-saturated paper and paperboard (“wet tensile strength”)  (12/11/2021)
T 274 sp-13 Laboratory screening of pulp (MasterScreen-type instrument) (12/20/2021)
T 413 om-17 Ash in wood, pulp, paper and paperboard: combustion at 900°C (12/23/2021)
T 430 cm-09 Copper number of pulp, paper, and paperboard (12/25/2021)
T 802 om-17 Drop test for fiberboard shipping containers (12/25/2021)
T 809 om-17 Flat crush of corrugating medium (CMT test) (12/26/2021)
T 810 om-17 Bursting strength of corrugated board (12/26/2021)
T 811 om-17 Edgewise compressive strength of corrugated fiberboard (short column test) (12/26/2021)
T 821 om-17 Pin adhesion of corrugated board by selective separation (12/26/2021)
T 827 om-17 Box blank dimensioning (12/26/2021)
T 702 om-14 Rheological measurements for characterization of polyolefins: low-density polyethylene (LDPE) for extrusion coating (12/27/2021)
T 452 om-18 Brightness of pulp, paper, and paperboard (directional reflectance at 457 nm) (1/1/2022)

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