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New or Revised Standards, TIPs, and Useful Methods
TIP 0304-74 "Understanding and troubleshooting hot melt adhesives" (Revised)

TIP 0404-33 "Dryer section performance monitoring" (Revised)

TIP 0404-44 "Sheet Handling Devices" (Revised)

TIP 0404-57 "Troubleshooting cross-machine direction moisture profile problems" (Revised)

T 211 om-16 "Ash in wood, pulp, paper and paperboard:  combustion at 525 degrees C" (Reaffirmed)

T 252 om-16 "pH and electrical conductivity of hot water extracts of pulp, paper, and paperboard" (Reaffirmed)

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.

T 818 cm-07 "Ring crush of paperboard (flexible beam method)" (April 20, 2017)

T 1501 sg-11 "Training standard for paper machine tender" (April 21, 2017)

T 530 om-12 "Size test for paper by ink resistance (Hercules-type method)" (May 7, 2017)

T 547 om-12 "Air permeance of paper and paperboard (Sheffield method)" (May 11, 2017)

T 815 om-12 "Coefficient of static friction (slide angle) of packaging and packaging materials (including shipping sack papers, corrugated and solid fiberboard) (inclined plane method)" (May 12, 2017)

T 536 om-12 "Resistance of paper to passage of air (high-pressure Gurley method)" (May 15, 2017)

T 1210 sp-12 "Units of measurement and conversion factors" (May 19, 2017)

T 262 sp-12 "Preparation of mechanical pulps for testing" (May 26, 2017)

General Announcements
The following TAPPI Standards have been approved as American National Standards by the ANSI Board of Standards Review:

T 403 om-15 "Bursting strength of paper"
Having been a classical method for over 20 years, along with limited use of the equipment, the SSIG for T 819 has approved this method for withdrawal.

In a previous issue of the STAR newsletter, T 818 was mistakenly listed as being withdrawn. The guidelines require that a vote return percentage exceed 50%, and upon closer examination of the ballot for T 818, the percentage of votes received was exactly 50%. This method requires reballoting. Thank you for your understanding and participation in the TAPPI Standards Process.  

If you have use of these methods, any questions, or concerns, please contact for more information. 


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. 
Please contact Steve Berg, P&PQ Division Chairman ( or Laurence Womack, Director of Standards and Awards ( for more information.


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
All Standard-Specific Interest Groups (SSIG) require a minimum of 10 members in order to ballot and vote on a draft of a method.

T 438 cm-06 "Zinc and cadmium in paper" requires two more SSIG members for ballot.

T 504 "Glue in paper (qualitative & quantitative determination)" requires one more member in order to ballot. 

If no progress is made on these ballots, then they might be considered for withdrawal at the next QSMC meeting. If you have an interest in becoming a member of either of these SSIGs please contact
Standards Ready for Final Approval at SARG
T 821 om-17 "Pin adhesion of corrugated board by selective separation"

T 278 sp-17 "Pulp screening (Valley-type screening device)"

T 819 cm-17 "Water absorption of corrugating medium:  boat method"

T 519 om-17 "Diffuse opacity of paper (d/0 paper backing)"

T 827 om-17 "Box blank dimensioning"

T 809 om-17 "Flat crush of corrugating medium (CMT test)"

T 811 om-17 "Edgewise compressive strength of corrugated fiberboard (short column 

WI 3032 "Dry tensile properties of paper towel and tissue products (using constant rate of elongation apparatus)"

T 810 om-11 "Bursting strength of corrugated board"

T 448 om-09 "Water vapor transmission rate of paper and paperboard at 23 degrees C and 50% RH"

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

T 526 cm-04 "Blister resistance of coated paper in heatset printing"

T 227 om-09 "Freeness of pulp (Canadian standard method)"

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

T 802 om-12 "Drop test for fiberboard shipping containers"

Announcement of SARG Meeting

The next meeting of the Standards Advisory Review Group (SARG) is will take place in Minneapolis, MN, at the TAPPI 2017 PaperCon Conference, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 1:30 pm Eastern time. 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 will be posted on the SARG page at least 50 days prior to the meeting, in accordance with TAPPI’s guidelines. There will be 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 April 15, 2017, 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

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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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