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New or Revised Standards, TIPs, and Useful Methods

TIP 0404-47 "Paper machine performance guidelines" (Revision)
TIP 0305-40 "Reduction or elimination of ink and/or varnish smear when printing and rotary die cutting in one pass" (Revision)

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 483 "Odor of packaging materials" (October 1, 2011)
T 433 "Water resistance of sized paper and paperboard (dry indicator method)" (October 3, 2011)
T 234 "Coarseness of pulp fibers" (October 11, 2011)
T 257 "Sampling and preparing wood for analysis" (October 11, 2011)
T 552 "Determination of wetting tension of polyolefin films and coated surfaces via the mayer rod technique" (October 17, 2011)
T 815 "Coefficient of static friction (slide angle) of packaging and packaging materials (including shipping sack papers, corrugated and solid fiberboard) (inclined plane method)" (October 24, 2011)
T 834 "Determination of containerboard roll hardness" (October 28, 2011)
T 802 "Drop test for fiberboard shipping containers (October 31, 2011)
T 832 "Water absorption of corrugating medium: float curl method" (October 31, 2011)

Announcement of SARG Meeting

The next meeting of the Standards Advisory Review Group (SARG) is scheduled for Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 2:30 pm CENTRAL time, at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel, Ft. Worth, TX, the site of the 2011 Corr Expo 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 appears below and another copy with links to the documents up for approval has been posted on the SARG page.

If you would like to participate by conference call, please send a message before September 21, 2011, to


Standards Advisory Review Group

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 2:30 pm (CENTRAL time)

Worthington Renaissance Hotel Fort Worth, TX

I. Welcome and introductions

II. Antitrust Statement

III. Approval of Agenda

IV. Approval of Minutes from May 1, 2011

V. Standards ready for final approval (* indicates standards eligible for submission as American National Standards)

T 556 "Bending resistance of paper and paperboard by single-point bending methods [TITLE CHANGE]"

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

*T NEW (WI 3019) "Accelerated light aging of printing and writing paper by xenon-arc exposure apparatus"

*T 519 "Diffuse opacity of paper (d/0 paper backing)"

*T 425 "Opacity of paper (15/d geometry, illuminant A/2º, 89% reflectance backing and paper backing)

*T 412 "Moisture in pulp, paper, and paperboard"

*T 476 "Abrasion loss of paper and paperboard (Taber-type method)"

*T 811 "Edgewise compressive strength of corrugated fiberboard (short column test)"

*T NEW (WI 3014) "Training standard for paper machine tender"

T 244 "Acid-insoluble ash in wood, pulp, paper, and paperboard" T 624 "Analysis of soda and sulfate white and green liquors"

*T 822 "Ring crush of paperboard (rigid support method)"

VI. Other business

VII. Next meeting

VIII. Adjournment

Did You Know

. . . that there is an easy way to find out what TAPPI Standards or Technical Information Papers have been revised or added since the distribution of the last CD? Go to the general Standards page on the TAPPI website and look for the links, or go directly to the Standards Update page or the TIPs Update page.

The Standards, TIPs and Useful Methods are issued in March of each year, so the update pages currently show the documents that have been issued since March 1, 2011. There will be a Useful Method update page created as soon as new or revised UMs are added (none have been since March 2011).

Because revisions are continually made to both sets of documents, the Company License (or Individual License) for Standards and TIPs provides the best way to keep up with changes. Holders of the license always have on line the most current version of all documents. View the information on the Company License page or the Individual License page for details.

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 Standards, order Item Number: 0104T____ (Insert Standard number)
For Individual TIPs, order Item Number: 0108____ (Insert TIP number)
For Individual Useful Methods order item number: 0104UM_____ (Insert Useful Method number)

List price: $49; TAPPI member price: $32. There are no shipping or handling charges for electronic documents.

The 2011 collection of Standards, TIPs, and UMs, published in March of 2011, is available on CD. An Individual or Company License for access to the continually updated collection of Standards, TIPs, and UMs via the web is the best way to always have a current set of documents accessible. A print-on-demand version of either the Standards, TIPs, or UMs, current and updated as of the date printed, is also available.
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