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New or Revised Standards, TIPs, and Useful Methods

TIP 0416-10 "Stripping of kraft pulping process condensates: regulations, design and operation" (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. Send a message to 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 1013 "Loss on ignition of fiber glass mats" (March 5, 2015)

T 1016 "Average fiber diameter of fiber glass mats" (March 5, 2015)

T 267 "Compression wood identification in pulpwood" (March 9, 2015)

T 456 "Tensile breaking strength of water-saturated paper and paperboard ("wet tensile strength")" (March 27, 2015)

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General Announcements

Product & Product Quality Division committees are in need of new members to support the development and maintenance of standards we all use in the manufacture of the products we deliver to our customers.

These committees discuss and make decisions on critical issues that deal with standards which are currently being used by the pulp and paper industry, as well as those which are being developed for them. 
Below are the committees which are in need of your support:

Pulp and Chemical Properties Committee

Optical Properties Committee

Physical Properties Committee

Tissue Properties Subcommittee

Joining one or more of these groups gives you and your company the opportunity to participate in the discussion and development of the standards we use for evaluating the product and product quality. Without good pulp and paper industry standards to guide us, we will not be able to deliver what our customers require.  Therefore, please consider volunteering your company and your support for these committees. 

For all those members who are already involved in Standard Specific Interest Groups (SSIG), we ask you to make the next step in standard development and maintenance participation by joining a committee today.

Meetings are held twice a year to discuss ongoing committee work. The meetings can be attended in person or by phone conference. The next meetings are being held in Atlanta, GA, April 20-21, 2015 during PaperCon 2015.
Please contact Steve Berg, P&PQ Division Chairman ( or Charles Bohanan, Director of Standards and Awards ( for more information.


A new TIP has been proposed: Inspection design for black liquor recovery boilers: a re-examination of the conventional wisdom about inspection methods and frequencies

The abstract is as follows: Condition awareness is a crucial factor in the maintenance and repair decisions made during the life of any boiler.  Black liquor recovery boilers have unique hazards and inspection requirements.  Thorough, thoughtfully directed, and efficiently applied condition monitoring efforts are most likely to result in effective and timely maintenance activity that will increase reliability and maximize the life of the boiler.  Experience and research have advanced sufficiently that the industry needs to re-examine the scope and frequency of destructive and non-destructive inspection and testing in black liquor recovery boilers.

The purpose of this technical information paper (TIP) is to offer a modern approach to recovery boiler inspection that includes: preparation of the boiler for inspection; identification of the failure mechanisms common to recovery boilers; the locations where these mechanisms occur; and the technologies, both destructive and nondestructive, that can assure the accumulation of accurate information about the condition of the boiler.  Reference is made to numerous existing TIPs that offer specific techniques for nondestructive examination that will not be repeated in this document.

If you would like to participate in the review of this new TIP, please send a message to no later than February 23, 2015.


A new TIP has been proposed: Black iiquor recovery boiler inspection planning and implementation.

The abstract is as follows: All boilers are subject to wear and tear, and all boilers need to be inspected periodically to maintain an awareness of their condition.  Condition awareness is used to plan maintenance and repair activities.  Black liquor recovery boilers have special hazards inherent in their operation and patterns of wear that differ from utility boilers, and many times, from each other.  Owner/operators must decide how to best care for their particular units, and often partner with inspection vendors with the manpower and expertise to execute inspections, gather the data and assist in its interpretation.

The purpose of this technical information paper (TIP) is to offer guidance in the management of the inspection process.  Considerations around safe work practices are described.  Communication of inspection scope and implementation of the inspection plan is outlined.  Ongoing communication during the course of the inspection and final report content is addressed.  The reader will take the inspection scope, that they have determined is appropriate to his/her unit, and interact effectively with the vendor or vendors requested to execute the inspection.

If you would like to participate in the review of this new TIP, please send a message to no later than February 23, 2015.

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.

The TAPPI Centennial Celebration Gala promises to be an exciting evening celebrating TAPPI's past, present, and future. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this once-in-a-career evening on Monday, April 20, at the AmericasMart in Atlanta. This evening of cocktails and dinner, seeing old friends, making new acquaintances, and celebrating the incredible progress and future potential of our industry can't be missed.

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.

TAPPI's Centennial Celebration includes a keep-sake book, to be published in April 2015. It spotlights TAPPI's rich history, the people, the organization, and the impact that members and innovations have made on the industry. Get a preview of these innovations, more information, insights, little-known-facts and history on the Centennial website. 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 From there, the TAPPI Standards Manager will guide you through the appropriate process to finalize and approve the new document.
SSIG Members Needed

The five-year review of T 465 "Static creasing of paper for water vapor transmission tests" was balloted on November 25, 2014, and was due on January 9, 2015. Although there were no comments or negative votes, the SSIG is out of balance after dropping members who have missed three ballots in a row.

There is an overabundance of "General Interest" members. No category of interest groups can have more than 50% of the membership of an SSIG in order to validate any ballots.

If you do not fit into the "General Interest" category (primarily for retired members and the unemployed) and have an interest in this standard, it would be helpful if you joined the SSIG to help with the balance. If you would like to join the SSIG for T 465, please send a message to no later than February 23, 2015.

Standards Coming Up For Review

The system for review and development of TAPPI Standards requires an announcement of review dates so that any interested TAPPI parties may access the drafts, submit comments, and/or join the Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) to cast an official vote.

Listed below are the Standards that will be up for review in 2015. The date indicated is the target date on which the draft will be distributed to the Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) for that particular Standard.

Any interested individuals who wish to be part of the voting for any Standard should send a message to and request voting membership on the corresponding SSIG, prior to the target ballot date, if possible. Anyone who joins the SSIG before the target balloting date will receive a notice of the ballot.

If you have joined the Standard Specific Interest Group for any Standard, you will receive a notice for ballot at the proper time with instructions for casting your vote and making your comments. If you wish to join the Standard Specific Interest Group for a particular Standard, please go to the Subject Categories for Standards  page or contact the Standards Department at TAPPI (, or phone +1-770-209-7276 or fax +1-770-446-6947).

T 233 cm-06 "Fiber length of pulp by classification" (May 1, 2015)

T 800 cm-06 "Drum test for fiberboard shipping containers (revolving hexagonal drum)" (May 5, 2015)

T 684 om-11 "Gross heating value of black liquor" (May 12, 2015)

T 1011 om-11 "Basis weight of fiber glass mats" (May 15, 2015)

T 600 om-11 "Analysis of formaldehyde in aqueous solutions and of free formaldehyde in resins" (May 19, 2015)

T 509 om-11 "Hydrogen ion concentration (pH) of paper extracts (cold extraction method)" (June 5, 2015)

T 435 om-11 "Hydrogen ion concentration (pH) of paper extracts (hot extraction method)" (June 9, 2015)

T 610 sp-11 "Preparation of indicators and standard solutions" (June 16, 2015)

T 222 om-11 "Acid insoluble lignin in wood and pulp" (June 19, 2015)

T 266 om-11 "Determination of sodium, calcium, copper, iron, and manganese in pulp and paper by atomic absorption spectroscopy" (June 23, 2015)

T 413 om-11 "Ash in wood, pulp, paper and paperboard:  combustion at 900 degrees C" (June 30, 2015)

T 419 om-11 "Starch in paper" (July 14, 2015)

T 830 om-11 "Ink rub test of containerboard and corrugated board"  (July 17, 2015)

T 564 sp-11 "Transparent chart for the estimation of defect size" (July 21, 2015)

T 810 om-11 "Bursting strength of corrugated board" (July 28, 2015)
T 1211 sp-11 "Acceptance procedures for laboratories providing reference materials for TAPPI Standards" (July 31, 2015)

T 460 om-11 "Air resistance of paper (Gurley method)" (August 4, 2015)

T 218 sp-11 "Forming handsheets for reflectance testing of pulp (Buchner funnel procedure)" (August 7, 2015)

T 646 om-11 "Brightness of clay and other mineral pigments (45/0)" (August 11, 2015)

T 462 cm-06 "Castor-oil penetration test for paper" (August 14, 2015)

T 602 cm-06 "Analysis of sulfuric acid" (August 18, 2015)

T 807 om-11 "Bursting strength of linerboard" (August 25, 2015)

T 827 om-11" Box blank dimensioning" (September 1, 2015)

T 400 sp-11 "Sampling and accepting a single lot of paper, paperboard, containerboard, or related product" (September 11, 2015)

T 263 sp-11 "Identification of wood and fibers from conifers" (September 15, 2015)

T 258 om-11 "Basic density and moisture content of pulpwood" (September 18, 2015)

T 545 om-11 "Cross-machine grammage profile measurement (gravimetric method)" (September 22, 2015)

T 537 om-11 "Dirt count in paper and paperboard (optical character recognition - OCR)" (September 25, 2015)

T 438 cm-06 "Zinc and cadmium in paper" (October 6, 2015)

T 809 om-11 "Flat crush of corrugating medium (CMT test)" (October 9, 2015)

T 543 om-11 "Bending resistance of paper (Gurley-type tester)" (October 13, 2015)

T 822 om-11 "Ring crush of paperboard (rigid support method)" (October 20, 2015)

T 425 om-11 "Opacity of paper (15/d geometry, illuminant A/2 degrees, 89% reflectance backing and paper backing)" (October 23, 2015)

T 519 om-11 "Diffuse opacity of paper (d/0 paper backing)" (November 3, 2015)

T 1501 sg-11 "Training standard for paper machine tender" (November 10, 2015)

T 556 om-11 "Bending resistance of paper and paperboard by single-point bending methods" (November 13, 2015)

T 811 om-11 "Edgewise compressive strength of corrugated fiberboard (short column test)" (November 17, 2015)

T 476 om-11 "Abrasion loss of paper and paperboard (Taber-type method)" (December 1, 2015)

T 578 sp-11 "Accelerated light aging of printing and writing paper by xenon-arc exposure apparatus" (December 4, 2015)

T 412 om-11 "Moisture in pulp, paper, and paperboard" (December 8, 2015)

Overdue Reports Distributed

Reports outlining the overdue reviews for Standards and TIPs were sent to the Quality and Standards Management Committee (Q&SMC) on February 12, 2015. 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 (April 21, 2015), Q&SMC will take these reports of progress under consideration.

If you are working on a Standard that will be ready to go to the Standards Advisory Review Group (SARG) for final approval, please be aware that the SARG agenda must be posted on the web at least 50 days before their next meeting on April 21, 2015. This means that any standards that are ready for SARG must be submitted no later than February 24, 2015, in order to be included in the Spring 2015 SARG agenda.

To provide updates regarding these reports, send a message to no later than Monday, April 20, 2015, in order to be able to provide this information to Q&SMC at their next 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

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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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