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 member to initiate a ballot:

SSIGs that need 1 member:

T 255 Water-soluble sulfates in pulp and paper

T 256 Water-soluble chlorides in pulp and paper

T 256 Water-soluble chlorides in pulp and paper

T 438 Zinc and cadmium in paper

T 504 Glue in paper (qualitative & quantitative determination)

T 504 Glue in paper (qualitative & quantitative determination)

T 602 Analysis of sulfuric acid

SSIGs that need 2 members:

T 406 Reducible sulfur in paper and paperboard

T 572 Accelerated pollutant aging of printing and writing paper by pollution chamber exposure apparatus (needs 2 more members with interest categories different from General Interest)

T 572 Accelerated pollutant aging of printing and writing paper by pollution chamber exposure apparatus (needs 2 more members with interest categories different from General Interest)

SSIGs that need 3 members:

T 245 Silicates and silica in pulp (wet ash method).

T 421 Qualitative (including optical microscopic) analysis of mineral filler and mineral coating of paper.

T 611 Analysis of bleaching powder, calcium hypochlorite bleach liquor and bleach sludge

SSIGs that need 4 or more members:

T 656 Measuring, sampling, and analyzing white waters. (4 members needed)

Participating in a SSIG is free and open to any industry expert interested. Join now!

If no progress is made on balancing these SSIGs, then the respective methods may be considered for withdrawal at the next Q&SMC meeting. If you have an interest in becoming a member of either of these SSIGs please contact standards@tappi.org