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New or Revised Standards, TIPs, and Useful Methods

TIP 0420-12 "Guidelines for measurement of vacuum pump air flow" (Revision)
TIP 0402-19 "Guidelines for nondestructive examination of suction roll shells" (Revision)
TIP 0306-11 "Quality techniques using existing printing equipment" (Revision)
TIP 0304-16 "Evaluating glue lap adhesive properties " (Revision and title change)
UM 822 "Green peel bond procedure at the corrugator" (New UM; revision of former TIP 0304-27)

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 841 "Edgewise compressive strength of corrugated fiberboard using the Morris method (short column test)" (September 28, 2012)
T 441 "Water absorptiveness of sized (non-bibulous) paper, paperboard, and corrugated fiberboard (Cobb test)" (October 1, 2012)
T 829 "Score quality test" (October 1, 2012)
T 812 "Ply separation of solid and corrugated fiberboard (wet)" (October 5, 2012)
T 835 "Water absorption of corrugating medium: water drop absorption test" (October 9, 2012)
T 826 "Short span compressive strength of containerboard" (October 26, 2012)
T 692 "Determination of suspended solids in kraft green and white liquors" (October 29, 2012)

General Announcements

TAPPI is in the initial stages of developing a new TAPPI Standard or TIP for verifying the recyclability of aqueous barrier coatings. We are seeking technical experts in the area of recycling aqueous coatings to work on this proposed standard. Experts do not have to be TAPPI members, although a TAPPI member among the group would need to serve as working group chair for the project..

If you are interested in participating in initial discussion, please contact Scott Springmier (

Standards Ready for Final Approval at SARG

*T 834 "Determination of containerboard roll hardness"
*T 271 "Fiber length of pulp and paper by automated optical analyzer using polarized light"
*T 512 "Creasing of flexible packaging material paper specimens for testing"
T 483 "Odor of packaging materials"
*T 653 "Specular gloss of paper and paperboard at 20 degrees"
T 257 "Sampling and preparing wood for analysis"
T NEW (WI 3012) "Thickness (caliper) of towel, tissue, napkin and facial products"
T 665 "Analysis of talc"
*T 551 "Thickness of paper and paperboard (soft platen method)"
*T 804 "Compression test of fiberboard shipping containers"
T 414 "Internal tearing resistance of paper (Elmendorf-type method)"
*T 272 "Forming handsheets for reflectance testing of pulp (sheet machine procedure)"
*T 839 "Edgewise compressive strength of corrugated fiberboard using the clamp method (short column test)"
T 234 "Coarseness of pulp fibers"
*T 437 "Dirt in paper and paperboard"
T 523 "Dynamic measurement of water vapor transfer through sheet materials" [WITHDRAWAL]
T 205 "Forming handsheets for physical tests of pulp"
*T 1500 "Optical measurements terminology (related to appearance evaluation of paper)"
*T 563 "Equivalent black area (EBA) and count of visible dirt in pulp, paper and paperboard by image analysis"
*T 262 "Preparation of mechanical pulps for testing"
T 697 "Accelerated test for viscosity stability of clay slurries"
*T 657 "Sampling of fillers and pigments"

* = indicates that the Standard is eligible for consideration as an American National Standard.

Announcement of SARG Meeting

The next meeting of the Standards Advisory Review Group (SARG) is scheduled for Thursday, November 1, 2012, 1:30 pm EASTERN time, at TAPPI headquarters in Norcross, GA. 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 was posted on the SARG page at least 50 days prior to the meeting, in accordance with TAPPI’s guidelines. There are links from the agenda items to the final drafts that are up for approval.

If you would like to participate in the SARG meeting by conference call, please send a message before October 30, 2012, to

Did You Know

... that TAPPI maintains a listing of suppliers who claim to provide equipment and supplies for TAPPI Test Methods?

From the General Standards Page on the TAPPI web site you will find links to the Supplier Directory and the Test Equipment Supplier List. The Directory provides the contact information for each supplier. The Test Equipment List shows the suppliers for each TAPPI Test Method (listed in order by number).

If your company supplies equipment or materials for TAPPI Test Methods, and you are currently not listed, please send a message to the Standards Department ( and provide the contact information and the numbers of the TAPPI Test Methods for which you aupply equipment. Please also indicate if you provide compete equipment or partial equipment. We will be happy to add you to the list.

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, TIPs and Useful Methods can be found on the TAPPI website's Search and Order page.

For Individual TIPs, order Item Number: 0108____ (Insert TIP number)

For Individual Standards, order Item Number: 0104T____ (Insert Standard number)

For individual Useful Methods, order Item Number 0104UM____ (insert UM number)

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The 2012 collection of Standards, TIPs, and UMs, published in March of 2012 (product code STUCD-12), 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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