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 Standards that will be up for review in 2012. The date indicated is the target date on which the draft will be posted for review by TAPPI members in the Members Only section of the TAPPI website. On that date, you may go to the home page (, log on with your member ID and password, place your cursor over "Membership," and select "My TAPPI" from the dropdown box. When your personal page appears, click on the "Standards Public Draft Review" link on the left-hand side. You do not have to be a member of the Standard Specific Interest Group to comment on the draft.

Nonmembers of TAPPI who wish to be part of the voting for any Standard should send a message to and request voting membership on the corresponding SSIG, prior to the target ballot date, if possible. Anyone who joins the SSIG before the target balloting date will receive a notice of the ballot. Nonmembers cannot access the drafts online, but they will be sent copies by email upon request after receiving the notice of ballot by email.

If you have joined 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. If you wish to join the Standard Specific Interest Group for a particular Standard, please go to the Subject Categories for Standards page or contact the Standards Department at TAPPI (, or phone +1-770-209-7276 or fax +1-770-446-6947).

T 839 om-08 Edgewise compressive strength of corrugated fiberboard using the clamp method (short column test) (May 1, 2012)
T 272 sp-08 Forming handsheets for reflectance testing of pulp (sheet machine procedure) (May 4, 2012)
T 452 om-08 Brightness of pulp, paper, and paperboard (directional reflectance at 457 nm) (May 8, 2012)
T 1500 gl-08 Optical measurements terminology (related to appearance evaluation of paper) May 11, 2012)
T 566 om-08 Bending resistance (stiffness) of paper (Taber-type tester in 0 to 10 Taber stiffneess unit configuration) (May 15, 2012)
T 410 om-08 Grammage of paper and paperboard (weight per unit area) (May 18, 2012)
T 437 om-08 Dirt in paper and paperboard (May 22, 2012)
T 550 om-08 Determination of equilibrium moisture in pulp, paper and paperboard for chemical analysis (June 5, 2012)
T 496 sp-08 Specimen preparation for cross directional internal tearing resistance for paper, paperboard and related (June 8, 2012)
T 698 cm-03 Determination of wetting tension of polyethylene and polypropylene films and coatings (modified visking analytical technique) (June 12, 2012)
T 538 om-08 Roughness of paper and paperboard (Sheffield method) (June 19, 2012)
T 563 om-08 Equivalent black area (EBA) and count of visible dirt in pulp, paper and paperboard by image analysis (June 26, 2012)
T 572 sp-08 Accelerated pollutant aging of printing and writing paper by pollution chamber exposure apparatus (July 10, 2012)
T 459 om-08 Surface strength of paper (wax pick test) (July 13, 2012)
T 401 om-08 Fiber analysis of paper and paperboard (July 17, 2012)
T 210 cm-03 Sampling and testing wood pulp shipments for moisture (July 20, 2012)
T 248 sp-08 Laboratory beating of pulp (PFI mill method) (July 24, 2012)
T 268 om-08 Weight-volume measurement of pulpwood (August 7, 2012)
T 230 om-08 Viscosity of pulp (capillary viscometer method) (August 10, 2012)
T 841 cm-03 Edgewise compressive strength of corrugated fiberboard using the Morris method (short column test) (August 14, 2012)
T 829 om-08 Score quality test (August 17, 2012)
T 812 om-08 Ply separation of solid and corrugated fiberboard (wet) (August 21, 2012)
T 835 om-08 Water absorption of corrugating medium: water drop absorption test (August 24, 2012
T 826 om-08 Short span compressive strength of containerboard (September 11, 2012)
T 692 om-08 Determination of suspended solids in kraft green and white liquors (September 14, 2012)
T 428 om-08 Hot water extractable acidity or alkalinity of paper (September 18, 2012)
T 406 om-08 Reducible sulfur in paper and paperboard (September 21, 2012)
T 577 pm-08 Score bend test (September 25, 2012)
T 495 cm-03 Bending number of paperboard ((October 12, 2012)
T 402 sp-08 Standard conditioning and testing atmospheres for paper, board, pulp handsheets, and related products (October 23, 2012)
T 549 om-08 Coefficients of static and kinetic friction of uncoated writing and printing paper by use of the horizontal plane (November 6, 2012)
T 489 om-08 Bending resistance (stiffness) of paper and paperboard (Taber-type tester in basic configuration) (November 13, 2012)
T 491 om-08 Water immersion number of paperboard (November 20, 2012)
T 453 sp-08 Effect of dry heat on properties of paper and board (November 27, 2012)
T 511 om-08 Folding endurance of paper (MIT tester) (December 4, 2012)
T 274 sp-08 Laboratory screening of pulp (MasterScreen - type instrument) (December 11, 2012)