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New or Revised Standards, TIPs, and Useful Methods
T 204 cm-17 "Solvent extractives of wood and pulp" (Reaffirmed)

T 418 cm-17 "Organic nitrogen in paper and paperboard" (Reaffirmed)

T 525 om-17 "Diffuse brightness of paper, paperboard and pulp (d/0) – ultraviolet level C" (Reaffirmed)

T 832 om-17 "Water absorption of corrugating medium: float curl method" (Revised)

T 1214 sp-17 "Interrelation of reflectance, R0; reflectivity, R∞; TAPPI opacity, C0.89; scattering, s; and absorption, k" (Reaffirmed)

T 1219 sp-17 "Storage of paper samples for optical measurements and color matching" (Reaffirmed)

TIP 0416-02 "Definitions of black liquor recovery furnace availability" (Reinstated)

TIP 0606-24 "Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) safe storage and handling" (Revised)

TIP 0306-02 "Computer assisted mounting systems" (Revised)

TIP 0304-69 "Understanding wet strength: what are MRA, WRA, and WPA?" (Revised)

TIP 0425-04 "Guidelines for properly sampling steam & condensate in Yankee dryer steam systems" (New)

TIP 0404-07 "Paper machine drying rate" (Revised)

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
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 275 sp-12 "Screening of pulp (Somerville-type equipment)" (November 25, 2017)

T 408 cm-07 "Rosin in paper and paperboard" (November 25, 2017)

T 255 cm-07 "Water-soluble sulfates in pulp and paper" (November 25, 2017)

T 834 om-12 "Determination of paperboard roll hardness" (December 2, 2017)

T 804 om-12 "Compression test of fiberboard shipping containers" (December 2, 2017)

T 256 cm-07 "Water-soluble chlorides in pulp and paper" (December 11, 2017)

T 245 cm-07 "Silicates and silica in pulp (wet ash method)" (December 14, 2017)

T 1217 sp-12 "Photometric linearity of optical properties instruments" (December 16, 2017)

T 656 cm-07 "Measuring, sampling, and analyzing white waters" (December 16, 2017)

WI 3028 "Roughness of paper and paperboard, stylus (Emveco spherical tip-type method)" (December 21, 2017)

T 419 om-11 "Starch in paper" (December 22, 2017)

T 1218 sp-12 "Calibration of reflectance standards for hemispherical geometry" (December 28, 2017)

T 602 cm-07 "Analysis of Sulfuric Acid" (December 29, 2017)

General Announcements
The following TIPs have been WITHDRAWN either by their respective committees or by QSMC decision due to lack of timely completion of review. 

TIP 0305-27 - Said to provide no value
TIP 0404-29 - No longer used
TIP 0404-37 - Withdrawn by QSMC
TIP 0602-03 - Withdrawn by QSMC

Any TAPPI member that wishes to reinstate any withdrawn documents can contact the Standards Administrator at with all questions and concerns.

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.

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
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

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