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New or Revised Standards, TIPs, and Useful Methods
TIP 0404-52 "Press section optimization" (Revised)

TIP 0416-05 "Response to contamination of high purity boiler feedwater" (Revised)

TIP 0404-49 "Yankee dryer steam condensing rates" (Revised)
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 205 sp-12 "Forming handsheets for physical tests of pulp" (April 20, 2018)

T 812 om-13 "Ply separation of solid and corrugated fiberboard (wet)" (April 23, 2018)

T 836 om-13 "Bending stiffness, four point method" (April 23, 2018)

T 271 om-12 "Fiber length of pulp and paper by automated optical analyzer using polarized light" (April 27, 2018)

T 646 om-11 "Brightness of clay and other mineral pigments (45/0)" (April 29, 2018)

T 580 pm-12 "Thickness (caliper) of towel, tissue, napkin and facial products" (April 30, 2018)

T 1501 sg-11 "Training standard for paper machine tender" (May 12, 2018)

T 676 cm-08 "Viscosity of starch and starch products" (May 18, 2018)

T 568 om-12 "Physical area of sub-visible contraries in pulp, paper, and paperboard by image analysis" (May 19, 2018)

T 504 cm-07 "Glue in paper (qualitative and quantitative determination)" (May 19, 2018)

T 611 cm-07 "Analysis of bleaching powder, calcium hypochlorite bleach liquor, and bleach sludge" (May 20, 2018)

T 237 cm-08 "Carboxyl content of pulp" (May 24, 2018)
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. 
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. The following test methods do not have the required minimum number of member to initiate a ballot:

T 245 Silicates and silica in pulp (wet ash method). Requires 3 more SSIG members.

T 255 Water-soluble sulfates in pulp and paper. Needs 2 more members.

T 406 Reducible sulfur in paper and paperboard: needs 2 more members to open WI.

T 408 Rosin in paper and paperboard. Needs 2 more members.

T 421 Qualitative (including optical microscopic) analysis of mineral filler and mineral coating of paper. Requires three more 
SSIG  members for ballot.

T 428 Hot water extractable acidity or alkalinity of paper. Needs 1 more member to open WI.

T 438 Zinc and cadmium in paper. Requires one more SSIG member to ballot.

T 602 Analysis of sulfuric acid. Requires 2 more SSIG members.

T 656 Measuring, sampling, and analyzing white waters. Need 5 more members.

T 657 Sampling of fillers and pigments. Needs more members that belong to any interest category other than Supplier - chemicals/raw materials.

T NEW (WI 3033) Conformational isomerism of cellulose under incremental stress or strain. Needs 6 members.

T NEW (WI 3034) Identification of non-native cellulose in cellulose-based composites. Needs 7 members.

If no progress is made on balancing these SSIGs, then the respective methods may 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 212 One percent sodium hydroxide solubility of wood and pulp

T 262 Preparation of Mechanical Pulps for Testing

T 281 Open Drum Washer Mat Sampling Technique

T 419 Starch in paper

T 452 Brightness of Pulp, Paper and Paperboard (Directional Reflectance at 457 nm)

T 464 Water Vapor Transmission Rate of Paper and Paperboard at High Temperature and Humidity

T 530 Size Test for Paper by Ink Resistance (Hercules-Type Method)

T 536 Resistance of Paper to Passage of Air (High-Pressure Gurley Method)

T 547 Air Permeance of Paper and Paperboard (Sheffield Method)

T 579 Diffuse brightness of paper, paperboard and pulp (d/0) (ultraviolet level D65)

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

T 830 Ink rub test of containerboard and corrugated board

T 839 Edgewise compressive strength of corrugated fiberboard using the clamp method (short column test)

T 1210 Units of Measurement and Conversion Factors

T 1216 Indices for Whiteness, Yellowness, Brightness, and Luminous Reflectance Factor

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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