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New or Revised Standards, TIPs, and Useful Methods

TIP 0404-05 "Methods of evaluating high velocity dryers" (Revision)

TIP 0404-19 "Press section monitoring" (Revision)

TIP 0416-09 "Collection and burning of concentrated non-condensible gases: regulations, design and operation" (Revision)

T 257 "Sampling and preparing wood for analysis" (Revision)

T 277 "Macro stickies content in pulp: the "pick-up" method" (Reclassification as Standard Practice)

T 455 "Identification of wire side of paper" (Reaffirmation)

T 515 "Visual grading and color matching of paper" (Revision)

T 529 "Surface pH measurement of paper" (Revision)

T 569 "Internal bond strength (Scott type)" (Revision)

T 625 "Analysis of soda and sulfate black liquor" (Reinstatementof a withdrawn standard, revised and reclassified as a Classical Method)

T 648 "Viscosity of coating clay slurry" (Reaffirmation)

T 824 "Fluted edge crush of corrugating medium (flexible beam method)" (Revision)

T 825 "Flat crush test of corrugated board (rigid support method)" (Revision)

T 831 "Water absorption of corrugating medium: water drop penetration test" (Revision)

T 843 "Fluted edge crush of corrugating medium (rigid support method)" (Revision)

T 1200 "Interlaboratory evaluation of test methods to determine TAPPI repeatability and reproducibility" (Revision)

T 1205 "Dealing with suspect (outlying) test determinations" (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 standards@tappi.org.

 
TAPPI Standards in Ballot

The TAPPI Standards regulations require public review of standards that are up for ballot. Send a message to standards@tappi.org if you want to request a copy of draft in 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 1006 "Testing of fiber glass mats:  use of modified TAPPI procedures for sampling and lot acceptance, stiffness, tear resistance, air permeability, and thickness" (June 20, 2014)

T 248 "Laboratory beating of pulp (PFI mill method) (June 23, 2014)

T 458 "Surface wettability of paper (angle of contact method)" (June 23, 2014)

 
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General Announcements

A proposal has been made for a new Technical Information Paper (TIP): "Fluoropolymer properties and applications in pulp and paper mills"

The scope of the TIP is: Fluoropolymers have unique properties among thermoplastics, including outstanding chemical resistance to higher temperatures than other plastics; non-stick, non-wetting and low-friction surfaces; relatively low liquid and gas permeability; excellent UV resistance, and are non-burning materials available in a wide variety of product forms. High cost generally limits their use to specialized, high value applications, often competing with costly corrosion resistant alloys.  This document both helps users in a pulp and paper mill to identify the correct fluoropolymer for a particular application and, by educating the reader, encourages wider appreciation and use of fluoropolymers in challenging corrosion, sealing and wear applications. Fluoroelastomers are not discussed in this document.

Any individuals who are interested in this TIP may join the Working Group and have an opportunity to review the TIP prior to its publication. If you would like to join the Working Group for this project, please notify the Standards Department at standards@tappi.org no later than June 11, 2014.

 

TIP 0402-04 "Clad-steel plate use" has been withdrawn at the recommendation of the current Working Group due to this information being available from other sources. The announcement proposing this withdrawal was in the March 2014 STAR.

Also, there is not much call, if any, for clad steel plate anymore. Pulp and paper mill vessels are now more likely to be built out of solid corrosion resistant alloy plate. 

One document that contains this information is NACE SP0199 "Installation of Stainless Chromium-Nickel Steel and Nickel-Alloy Roll-Bonded and Explosion-Bonded Clad Plate in Air Pollution Control Equipment." The other, "Engineering with Clad Steel, 2nd Edition" is available online through the Nickel Institute.

Any TAPPI members intereested in revising and reinstating this TIP should contact standards@tappi.org.

 

The Quality and Standards Management Committee (QSMC), at thier meeting on April 30, 2014, withdrew the following standards due to lack of completion of their regular review in the time frame required by the TAPPI Standards Guidelines:

T 552 "Determination of wetting tension of polyolefin films and coated surfaces via the Mayer rod technique"

T 698 "Determination of wetting tension of polyethylene and polypropylene films and coatings (modified visking analytical technique)"

T 576 "Tensile properties of towel and tissue products (using constant rate of elongation apparatus)"

The Working Group chairs for these reviews have been notified. Work Items may be opened for reinstatement upon submission of a new draft for review.

 

Although there have been problems with the online voting system for TAPPI Standards for a while now, the good news is that TAPPI has launched a new system based on one developed by our vendor, the Kavi Corporation, called Kavi Workspace.

Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) members should have already received an email from admin@standards.tappi.org. This will be the sender for messages that the TAPPI Standards Manager creates in the system. The email provided login instructions, a user name, and a password. After an SSIG member logs in the first time, the password can be changed; users can use the same password they use for the main TAPPI website but should be aware that logging into one does not log one into the other (they are hosted on separate servers).

On the user’s home page appears general information about the system on the right-hand side. On the left-hand side are notices in case there are ballots to be voted on or new documents of interest. Whenever there is an item posted for ballot or any other documents or emails posted in any of the SSIGs that a user belongs to, an email notice will go out.

In the general information on the right are links to obtain help and a link to online training videos as well.

In the upper left-hand corner of the home page is a "Groups" dropdown box. The list in this dropdown box is divided between "My Groups" and "All Groups." "My Groups" are the active groups -- i.e., groups where some activity is currently going on (Work Item opened, ballots in progress, etc.) -- that the logged-in user is a member of. "All Groups" shows all SSIGs that are currently active -- including those the user belongs to (in bold). Click on any group to go to its home page. Those who are not a member of a particular group will see a link to request membership in that SSIG.

Among the active groups listed are the standards that will come up for review in 2014. These will be visible when the review begins. If you have not seen the list of standards up for review this year, go to http://www.tappi.org/Standards-TIPs/Review-Schedule-for-TAPPI-Standards.aspx.

If you are a member of any SSIGs, and you have not received the login instructions, please contact standards@tappi.org immediately  As with the old system, you will receive emails alerting you whenever a ballot from one of your SSIGs is up for vote.

To join existing SSIGs that may not show up yet on the new site (because they are not currently active), you can still sign up for them at any time by visiting the Subject Categories page.

 
Plans are already underway for the 100th Anniversary of TAPPI, which will be observed during the 2015 PaperCon Conference in Atlanta, April 19-22.2015.

As part of the celebration, TAPPI and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have invited ISO Technical Committee TC 6 and its subcommittees and working groups to hold its 2015 meeting during the PaperCon week.

To keep up with the 100th Anniversary plans, there's a special website: http://www.tappi100years.org. On this site you can also sign up for the special newsletter for this event.
 

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 standards@tappi.org. From there, the TAPPI Standards Manager will guide you through the appropriate process to finalize and approve the new document.
 
SSIG Members Needed

A proposal has been made to open an early review of T 489 "Bending resistance (stiffness) of paper and paperboard (Taber-type tester in basic configuration)." The reason for the early review is to ballot this in parallel with the revision of T 566 "Bending resistance (stiffness) of paper (Taber-type tester in 0 to 10 Taber stiffness unit configuration)." The two methods need to be harmonized; TAPPI guidelines will not allow both procedures to be in the same method.

The scope of T 489 is: This test method covers a procedure used to measure the resistance to bending of paper and paperboard. This test method is used to determine the bending moment required to deflect the free end of a 38 mm (1.5 in.) wide vertically clamped specimen 15 degrees from its center line when the load is applied 50 mm (1.97 in.) away from the clamp.  The resistance to bending is calculated from the bending moment.

A Standard-Specific Interest Group already exists for this standard, but this notice is to recruit any other interested parties to join the group. Any individuals who are interested in this Standard may join the SSIG to receive ballots when this method is ready for vote.

If you are already a member of one or more of the TAPPI SSIGs, you should have already received a notification on how to log into the new website for Standards Development and Review. From the "All Groups" listed on your home page, you will see T 489 listed; click on that link and then click "Join Group." (If it appears in bold on your list, it means you are already a member of that SSIG, and thus it should also appear in your "My Groups" list.)

If you have not received login instructions for the new site and would like to join the SSIG for this project, please notify the Standards Department at standards@tappi.org or by fax at +1-770-446-6947, no later than June 2, 2014.

 

A proposal has been made to open an early review of T 563 "Equivalent Black Area (EBA) and count of visible dirt in pulp, paper and paperboard by image analysis." A revision of T 563 is being proposed to update the specifications of the calibration plates so that an authorized laboratory can measure the calibration plates and assign new certification values to them. The standard should also recommend that an authorized laboratory conduct a yearly monitoring program on randomly selected calibration plates so that TAPPI’s inventory of plates meets the specifications in the standard.

The scope of T 563 is: This method uses image analysis to determine the level of dirt in pulp, paper, and paperboard in terms of Equivalent Black Area (EBA) of dirt specks within the physical area range of 0.02 to 3.0 square millimeters reported in parts per million as well as the number of dirt specks per square meter of sample.  Using the algorithm prescribed in this method, the maximum dirt size is limited to 3.0 square millimeters.  Extension to other speck sizes (for example those greater than 3.0 square millimeters in physical area), may require changes in equipment, calculation procedures, or both, and is not covered in this test method.  This method cannot be used for physical area measurements since it does not correctly measure the dirt specks for that mode of measurement. 

A Standard-Specific Interest Group already exists for this standard, but this notice is to recruit any other interested parties to join the group. Any individuals who are interested in this Standard may join the SSIG to receive ballots when this method is ready for vote.

If you are already a member of one or more of the TAPPI SSIGs, you should have already received a notification on how to log into the new website for Standards Development and Review. From the "All Groups" listed on your home page, you will see this standard listed; click on that link and then click "Join Group." (If it appears in bold on your list, it means you are already a member of that SSIG, and thus it should also appear in your "My Groups" list.)

If you have not received login instructions for the new site and would like to join the SSIG for this project, please notify the Standards Department at standards@tappi.org or by fax at +1-770-446-6947, no later than June 2, 2014.

 

 
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 standards@tappi.org.

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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