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New or Revised Standards, TIPs, and Useful Methods

TIP 0402-32 "Guidelines for thermal spray coatings installed to prevent corrosion in pulp mill process equipment" (Revision and title change)

Special note: Documents appearing in the TAPPI online version of the Standards and TIPs are updated once a month (usually around the 15th). So it is possible that there is a delay between the publication announcement and the posting online. If you are a subscriber to the online access to Standards and TIPs and you are in a hurry for new documents that have not yet been posted, you can send a request to
TAPPI Standards in Ballot

The TAPPI Standards regulations require public review of standards that are up for ballot. TAPPI members can view any drafts that are in ballot by logging in to the TAPPI web site (, clicking on "My TAPPI," and then clicking on the "Standards Public Draft Review" link on the left side of the page. If you would like to review and comment on any draft and are not a member of the corresponding Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG), you may view the draft on line or you may request a copy of the draft being balloted by writing to TAPPI members may join SSIGs as permanent members; go to the Subject Category page to download forms for this purpose. Nonmembers of TAPPI may join any SSIG as a voting member; to do so, send a message to to receive a copy of the draft and a ballot.

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 801 om-06 "Impact resistance of fiberboard shipping containers" (September 3, 2010)
T 226 om-01 "Specific external surface of pulp" (September 3, 2010)
T 684 om-06 "Gross heating value of black liquor" (September 7, 2010)
T 400 sp-06 "Sampling and accepting a single lot of paper, paperboard, containerboard, or related product" (September 10, 2010)
T 807 om-08 "Bursting strength of linerboard and solid fiberboard" (early review and title change; former title, "Bursting strength of linerboard")
T 509 oom-06 "Hydrogen ion concentration (pH) of paper extracts (cold extraction method)" (September 13, 2010)
T 435 om-06 "Hydrogen ion concentration (pH) of paper extracts (hot extraction method)" (September 17, 2010)
T 610 sp-06 "Preparation of indicators and standard solutions" (September 20, 2010)
T 222 om-06 "Acid insoluble lignin in wood and pulp" (September 24, 2010)
T 827 sp-01 "Box blank dimensioning" Reinstatement of withdrawn standard) (September 24, 2010)
T 1211 sp-06 "Acceptance procedures for laboratories providing reference materials for TAPPI Standards" (title change) (September 27, 2010)
T 266 om-06 "Determination of sodium, calcium, copper, iron, and manganese in pulp and paper by atomic absorption spectroscopy" (September 27, 2010)
T 413 om-06 "Ash in wood, pulp, paper and paperboard: combustion at 900 degrees C" (September 27, 2010)


A proposal has been made for a new standard practice: "Accelerated Light Aging of Printing and Writing Paper by Xenon-Arc Exposure Apparatus."

The scope of the method is: This standard practice describes a laboratory procedure for the exposure of printing and writing paper to xenon-arc light at elevated levels of light flux to permit accelerated aging of that type of paper. This practice specifies the sample preparation and conditions of exposure required to obtain information on the relative stability of paper with regard to changes in optical properties brought about by exposure of such paper to light. This practice provides qualitative guidelines regarding paper stability and does not define the life expectancy for a given paper to reach a specified set of optical properties. The practice uses high-intensity broadband light sources that may not be suitable for the evaluation of light stability of paper that contain peroxide bleached mechanical pulps.

A Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) must be formed for this proposal. Any individuals who are interested in this Standard may join the SSIG to receive ballots when this method is ready for vote. If you would like to join the SSIG for this project, please notify the Standards Department at or by fax at +1-770-446-6947 no later than September 27, 2010.

Standards Ready for Final Approval at SARG

The standards eligible for approval at SARG are listed below. The asterisks (*) indicate the standards that will be eligible for submission to ANSI for consideration as American National Standards.

T 618 "Analysis of limestone"
T 613 "Analysis of caustic soda"
T New (WI 3015) "Determining construction (nominal basis weight) of corrugated board"
T 261 "Fines fraction by weight of paper stock by wet screening"
*T 213 "Dirt in pulp - chart method"
T 560 "CIE whiteness and tint of paper and paperboard (d/0 geometry, C/2 illuminant/observer)"
T 555 "Roughness of paper and paperboard (print-surf method)"
*T 465 "Static creasing of paper for water vapor transmission tests"
T 621 "Analysis of rosin"
T 493 "Identification and determination of melamine resin in paper"
*T 546 "Machine-direction grammage variation measurement (gravimetric method)"
T 429 "Alpha-cellulose in paper"
T 223 "Pentosans in wood and pulp"
T 622 "Analysis of sodium hydrosulfite"
*T 200 "Laboratory beating of pulp (Valley beater method):
*T 1006 "Testing of fiber glass mats: Use of modified TAPPI procedures for sampling and lot acceptance, stiffness, tear resistance, air permeability, and thickness"
*T 1007 "Sample location for fiber glass mat sheets"
T 434 "Acid-soluble iron in paper"
*T 1008 "Test conditions for fiberglass mat test methods"
*T 1009 "Tensile strength and elongation at break for fiber glass mats"
*T 1012 "Moisture content of fiber glass mats"
T 628 "Analysis of rosin size"
*T 1016 "Average fiber diameter of fiber glass mats"
*T 1013 "Loss on ignition of fiber glass mats"
*T 1014 "Moisture sensitivity of fiber glass mats"
*T 1015 "Fiber glass mat uniformity (visual defects)"
T 803 "Puncture test of containerboard" (Reclassification as a Classical Method)
T 541 "Internal bond strength of paperboard (z-direction tensile)"
*T 558 "Surface wettability and absorbency of sheeted materials using an automated contact angle tester"
*T 220 "Physical testing of pulp handsheets"
*T 454 "Turpentine test for voids in glassine and greaseproof papers"

Announcement of SARG Meeting

The next meeting of the Standards Advisory Review Group (SARG) is scheduled for Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at 1:15 pm Eastern time at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel (the site of the TAPPI Corrugated Packaging Conference). SARG approval is the last step prior to publication for any new or revised standard.

In order to act on any appeals from TAPPI members relevant to the standards up for approval, the SARG meeting is open to anyone for participation. The agenda has been posted on the SARG page. There are links from the agenda items to the final drafts that are up for approval.

If you would like to participate by conference call, please send a message before September 30, 2010, to

Overdue Reports Distributed

Reports outlining the overdue reviews for Standards and TIPs were sent to the Quality and Standards Management Committee (Q&SMC) on July 26, 2010. Copies of these reports were also sent to the assigned Working Group Chairmen for these overdue reviews as well as to chairmen of the appropriate technical groups in TAPPI.

Anyone who did not receive the overdue reports but who have an interest may obtain copies by requesting them from

Working Group Chairmen: These reports were sent to you for your information and action, if required. Q&SMC may, according to the Standards Guidelines, withdraw any Standards or TIPs whose reviews are overdue, especially if it appears that little progress is being made on the Work Item. If more information or indications of progress on these Work Items are received prior to the next meeting (October 6, 2010), Q&SMC will take these reports of progress under consideration.

To provide updates regarding these reports, send a message to to no later than Thursday, September 30, 2010, in order to be able to provide this information to Q&SMC at their October 6 meeting.

Acronyms You May Need to Know

For details on these commonly-used acronyms in the development of TAPPI Standards and TIPs, please see the Standards Guidelines and the TIP Guidelines, or send your questions to

TIP = Technical Information Paper
Q&SMC = Quality and Standards Management Committee
SSIG = Standard-Specific Interest Group
SARG = Standards Advisory Review Group
WI = Work Item
WG = Working Group
WGC = Working Group Chairman
om = Official Method
pm = Provisional Method
sp = Standard Practice
cm = Classical Method
ss = Standard Specification
sg = Standard Guideline
gl = Standard Glossary
wd = Withdrawn Standard
UM = Useful Method

Searching and Ordering TAPPI Standards, TIPs, and Useful Methods

Details on how to search and order TAPPI Standards and TIPs can be found on the TAPPI website's Search and Order page.

All individual TIPs or Standards are available for electronic or paper delivery. For electronic delivery, the documents are e-mailed in PDF format. Hard copy documents can be mailed or faxed, but shipping and handling costs will apply.

For Individual TIPs, order Item Number: 0108____ (Insert TIP number).
For Individual Standards, order Item Number: 0104T____ (Insert Standard number).
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