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New or Revised Standards, TIPs, and Useful Methods

TIP 0606-25 "Methanol (CH3OH) safe storage and handling" (Revision)
TIP 0606-26 "Sulfuric acid (H2SO4) safe storage and handling" (Revision)
TIP 0606-28 "Gaseous ozone (O3) safe handling" (Revision)
TIP 0606-29 "Bulk oxygen (O2) safe storage and handling" (Revision)
TIP 0606-31 "Sodium chlorate (NaCIO3) safe handling and storage" (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 428 "Hot water extractable acidity or alkalinity of paper" (November 2, 2012)
T 406 "Reducible sulfur in paper and paperboard" (November 5, 2012)
T 653 "Specular gloss of paper and paperboard at 20 degrees" (November 9, 2012)
T 495 "Bending number of paperboard" (November 26, 2012)

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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 (

Work continues on TAPPI Standard T NEW (WI 3021) "Standard Terms and Their Definitions for Cellulose Nanomaterials." A third draft has been prepared, after hosting two webinars with international participation, and will be released soon for comments. If you are interested in participating in this process, please contact Colleen Walker at TAPPI at

Getting started is easy. Do you have just a general idea for a standard, or are you farther along and have a substantial draft? If you just have a general idea for a standard or TIP, complete the New Idea Submission Form. TAPPI will review your idea and identify an appropriate committee or group to work on your suggestion. If you are further along, send an initial draft to From there, the TAPPI Standards Manager will guide you through the appropriate process to finalize and approve the new document.
SSIG Members Needed

September 25 was the target ballot date for the five-year review of T 577. However, when the mail list was selected, only 7 people were on the Standards-Specific Interest Group (SSIG). The minimum required is 10.

The scope of this method is: This procedure is used to determine the score bend resistance of a scored and unscored sample of a paperboard carton. Score bend resistance of a score on a paper carton is an important parameter to determine the force required to close a carton flap during a product filling operation on a packaging machine.

If you have an interest in this standard and would like to join the SSIG and receive ballots for this review, please send a message to by November 2, 2012.

Standards Ready for Final Approval at SARG

SPECIAL NOTE: T 653 "Specular gloss of paper and paperboard at 20 degrees," which was previously included on the SARG agenda,has been removed becasue an error was discovered in an equation. T 653 will be reballoted to the SSIG.

*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 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

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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