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 240 Consistency (concentration) of pulp suspensions (January 20, 2019)
T 449
Bacteriological examination of paper and paperboard (February 28, 2019)
T 453
Effect of dry heat on properties of paper and board (January 17, 2019)
T 515
Visual grading and color matching of paper (January 17, 2019)
T 520
Curl of gummed flat paper (January 26, 2019)
T 524
Color of paper and paperboard (45/0, C/2) (January 17, 2019)
T 527
Color of paper and paperboard (d/0, C/2) (January 17, 2019)
T 544
Aging of paper and board with moist heat (February 28, 2019)
T 545
Cross-machine grammage profile measurement (gravimetric method) (January 20, 2019)
T 572
Accelerated pollutant aging of printing and writing paper by pollution chamber exposure apparatus (January 17, 2019)
T 648
Viscosity of coating clay slurry (February 28, 2019)
T 702
Rheological measurements for characterization of polyolefins: low-density polyethylene (LDPE) for extrusion coating (February 22, 2019)

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