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The Standards Advisory Review Group (SARG) meeting occurred for Thursday, May 12, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm (ET). This meeting was virtual only - via Zoom. SARG approval is the last step prior to publication for any new, reaffirmed or revised standards.

The list below shows 37 revised/ reaffirmed Standards and 1 withdrawn Standard that were submitted to SARG and approved at its Spring 2022 Meeting:
(* = indicates Standards eligible for submission as American National Standards)

T 203 Alpha-, beta-, and gamma-, cellulose in pulp (Reaffirmed)

*T 211 Ash in wood, pulp, paper, and paperboard: combustion at 525 degrees C (Reaffirmed)

T 221 Drainage time of pulp (Reaffirmed)

T 231 Zero-span breaking strength of pulp (dry zero-span tensile) (Reaffirmed)

T 235 Alkali solubility of pulp at 25°C (Reaffirmed)

T 237 Carboxyl content of pulp (Reaffirmed)

*T 252 pH and electrical conductivity of hot water extracts of pulp, paper, and paperboard (Reaffirmed)

T 261 Fines fraction by weight of paper stock by wet screening (Reaffirmed)

T 264 Preparation of wood for chemical analysis (Reaffirmed)

*T 268 Weight-volume measurement of pulpwood (Reaffirmed)

*T 400 Sampling and accepting a single lot of paper, paperboard, containerboard, or related product (Reaffirmed)

T 408 Rosin in paper and paperboard (Reaffirmed)

*T 412 Moisture in pulp, paper, and paperboard (Reaffirmed)

T 430 Copper number of pulp, paper, and paperboard (Reaffirmed)

*T 435 Hydrogen ion concentration (pH) of paper extracts (hot extraction method) (Reaffirmed)

*T 456 Tensile breaking strength of water-saturated paper and paperboard (“wet tensile strength”) (Revision)

T 461 Flame resistance of treated paper and paperboard (Reaffirmed)

*T 489 Bending resistance (stiffness) of paper and paperboard (Taber-type tester in basic configuration) (Revision)

*T 494 Tensile properties of paper and paperboard (using constant rate of elongation apparatus) (Revision)

T 507 Grease resistance of flexible packaging materials (Reaffirmed)

*T 509 Hydrogen ion concentration (pH) of paper extracts (cold extraction method) (Reaffirmed)

T 520 Curl of gummed flat paper (Reaffirmed)

*T 538 Roughness of paper and paperboard (Sheffield method) (Reaffirmed)

*T 543 Bending resistance of paper (Gurley-type tester) (Reaffirmed)

*T 546 Machine-direction grammage variation measurement (gravimetric method) (Reaffirmed)

*T 550 Determination of equilibrium moisture in pulp, paper, and paperboard for chemical analysis (Reaffirmed)

*T 555 Roughness of paper and paperboard (print-surf method) (Revision)

*T 569 Internal bond strength (Scott type) (Revision)

*T 610 Preparation of indicators and standard solutions (Reaffirmed)

*T 646 Brightness of clay and other mineral pigments (45/0) (Reaffirmed)

*T 648 Viscosity of coating clay slurry (Revision)

*T 684 Gross heating value of black liquor (Reaffirmed)

*T 702 Rheological measurements for characterization of polyolefins: low-density polyethylene (LDPE) for extrusion coating (Revision)

T 820 Flexural stiffness of corrugated board (Withdrawal)

*T 835 Water absorption of corrugating medium: water drop absorption test (Revision)

*T 1009 Tensile Strength and elongation at break for fiber glass mats (Reaffirmed)

*T 1016 Average fiber diameter of fiber glass mats (Reaffirmed)

A copy of the final draft for all these Standards can be found on the SARG page.

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