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TAPPI TIPs published
Here is the list of TAPPI TIPs recently published.The information in parenthesis states if the TIP was revised/reaffirmed. The Working Group Chair's (WGC) name is listed for each TIP:

New TIP published:

Subject Category 0408 - Engineering Management

TIP 0408-02 Maintenance considerations in new construction and rebuilds - WGC: Margaret Gorog

TIPs reviewed:
TIP 0304-58 An explanation of the toxics in packaging (formerly CONEG) heavy metal guidelines (Revised) - WGC: Ted Altman
TIP 0404-38 Dryer fabric cleaning (Revised) - WGC: Frank Sutman
TIP 0404-59 Methods to minimize sheet rewet in the press section (Revised) - WGC: David McDonald
TIP 0502-14 Forming section monitoring (Revised) - WGC: Thomas Rodencal
TIP 0502-16 Pilot paper and wet laid nonwoven machines (Revised) - WGC: Thomas Rodencal

Thank you to all Working Group Chairs and members who worked on these TIPs!

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 for TIPs to or for Standards 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 240 Consistency (concentration) of pulp suspensions (January 20, 2019)
T 453 Effect of dry heat on properties of paper and board (January 17, 2019)
T 515 Visual grading and color matching of paper (January 17, 2019)
T 520 Curl of gummed flat paper (January 26, 2019)
T 524 Color of paper and paperboard (45/0, C/2) (January 17, 2019)
T 527 Color of paper and paperboard (d/0, C/2) (January 17, 2019)
T 545 Cross-machine grammage profile measurement (gravimetric method) (January 20, 2019)
T 572 Accelerated pollutant aging of printing and writing paper by pollution chamber exposure apparatus (January 17, 2019)


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 the draft in ballot. If you would like to participate in the SSIGs that review and vote on the Standards, please contact TAPPI Standards Department at


TIPs under review


Listed below are TAPPI TIPs that were recently submitted to the Working Group for review. The date when the Work Item was opened is shown for each TIP, as well as the Subject Category under which the TIP is assigned and the Working Group Chair's (WGC) name. The target completion date for the review of each TIP is one year after the opening of the Work Item.  

0106 - Coating Pigments
11/21/18 TIP 0106-06 Kaolin clay pigment index. WGC: Prakash B. Malla

0404 - Water Removal
11/28/18 TIP 0404-24 Guidelines for the design, operation, performance evaluation, and troubleshooting of a paper machine hood and air systems. WGC: Mark Harrison
12/9/18 TIP 0404-46 Techniques for nip impressions. WGC: Gary Nyman

0416 - Steam & Power / Energy Management
11/29/18 TIP 0416-09 Collection and burning of concentrated noncondensible gases: regulations, design, and operation. WGC: Ben Bunner

If you would like to participate in the Working Group to review any of these TIPs, please write to

General Announcements


New Staff at TAPPI Standards Department
Nakia Bates has just joined the TAPPI Team to give support to the Standards Department. Nakia is originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee and has been in Georgia about 4 years. She has 3 years of experience in the distribution industry of paper and corrugated packaging.  Nakia has a happy mood and is always seen with a smile on her face. Her favorite motto is: “Have a Great Day on Purpose!” 
Thank you to all TAPPI volunteers!
"Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer." (Author Unknown)
On behalf of TAPPI, I would like to thank you for all the time and effort that the volunteers listed below have dedicated to working on the TAPPI Standards and TIPs that were published in 2018. TAPPI, with the support of the SSIGs, published 29 Standards and withdrew 1 Standard in 2018. In addition, 24 Working Groups had their TIPs published this year.

Thank you for everything you do for TAPPI!

Priscila Briggs

Standards Administrator
Volunteers of Standard Specific Interest Groups (SSIGs) who had Standards published/withdrawn in 2018

Mike Buchanan

Mark Buntjer

David Carlson

Rohit Chawla

Charles Courchene

William Coyle

Mark Crable

Dennis Crawshaw

Kenneth Ferguson

Greg Fox

Benjamin Frank

Thomas Furst

Sarah Gedrich

Donald Guay

John Homoelle

Ed Hughes

David Jack

Jonathan Kerr

Lang-Don Ling

Richard Lund

Jeff Lundeen

Tony Lyons

Eric Mehnert

Henry Munn

Roger Ogden

M. Todd Popson

Fredrick Potter

Walter Rantanen

Nicholas Riggs

Roy Rosenberger

Nancy Ross Sutherland

Samuel Schabel

Charles Schaeufele

Peter Snyder

Thomas Staal

Dirk Swinehart

R. Gary Thurman

Bogdan Marian Tofanica

Roland Trepanier

Janice Trotter

Gary Vosler

Terry Witkowski

Volunteers of Working Groups who had TIPs published in 2018

Jack Allen

Ted Altman

Clay Arnold

Aric Bacon

Robert Bartholomew

Rob Baxter

Mike Bayse

Dennis Beggs

Miranda Bliss

Garnet Bremner

Wayne Bucher

David Burton

Clive Butler

J. Buzzell

Medwick V. Byrd

Jeff Chaloux

Susan Childress

Richard Christner

John Considine

Craig Cook

R.J. Croker

Scott Curry

Sara Dawkins

Jean Desharnais

Frank DeStefano

Sammy DiRe

John Dore

Virginia Durham

John Edwards

Zeke Eskender

Mark Foulger

Benjamin Frank

Michael Garfield

Alain Genereux

Paul Glogowski

Matias Gonzalez

Margaret Gorog

James Graham

Tom Grunder

Paula Hajakian

Mark Harrison

Stephen Heaney

Mark Hodson

Martin Hubbe

Robert W. Hurter

Chris Jackson

Neil Jeske

Asten Johnson

Norris Johnston

Jimmy Jong

George Katula

Bob Kinstrey

Kevin Knoernschild

Pekka Kormano

Paul Krochak

Nathalie Lafleur

Ron Lansing

Steve Logue

Ricky Loveland

Michael Lykins

Mark Mancl

Jouni Matula

Bob Matzka

Danny P. McDonald

David McDonald

David Mead

Max Moskal

Meg Murphy

Hiroki Nanko

John Neun

Scott Pantaleo

Vann Parker

Jacques Perrault

Jacek Przybylski

Jeff Reese

Richard Reese

Oliver Renier

Fran A. Riccio

Thomas E. Rodencal

Sandy Sharp

Douglas Sherman

Mike Six

Andrew Smiltneek

Don Sorenson

Mark Sorenson

Lisa Stephens

Cody Stevens

Frank Sutman

Doug Sweet

David C. Thompson

Roland Trepanier

J.R. Troyke

D. Vollick

Greg Wedel

Philip Wells

Jimmy West

David Williams

Charles H. Wunner

John Xu

Sara Young

Jake Zwart


Proposed New TIPs


The scope of the proposal for a new Technical Information Paper is shown below, as well as the title of the new proposal, the assigned Subject Category and the name of the Working Group Chair (WGC).

0425 - Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability
WI 160425.02 Guideline and Procedures for Inspections and Maintenance of Yankee Doctor Systems - WGC: Jerry Vandoros

This Technical Information Paper (TIP) is intended for basic creping doctor inspection and set up guidelines. Proper inspections and maintenance will lead to increased reliability by reducing the possibility of Yankee surface damage and inconsistent operations.

If you would like to review the final draft before publication, please request your copy to by December 26, 2018.

Members for Working Groups of TIPs needed

Volunteers for the following working groups of Technical Information Papers (TIPs) are needed.
All Working Groups of TIPs require a minimum of 3 TAPPI members from 3 different companies in order to review a TIP. The following TIPs do not have the required minimum number of members to initiate the review or the Working Group Chair is requesting more members to join the Working Group:

0304-20 Calibration of flexible beam crush tester
0304-23 Statistical process control pin adhesion
0304-24 Calibration and maintenance of the burst tester
0304-25 Understanding formaldehyde management
0304-26 Common curtain coating problems: causes, detection and correction
0304-37 How to prevent score cracking in a box plant
0304-42 Go/no go gauge devices for the boxplant
0304-46 Techniques for running "WRA" (water resistant starch adhesive)
0304-56 Total indicated runout and its impact on combined board quality
0304-60 A procedure to proof a flexo printing ink
0304-72 Critical properties to consider when unitizing
0305-06 Machinery considerations and selection
0305-23 Rotary cutting die maintenance
0305-25 Buying, storing, and handling adhesives
0305-32 Housekeeping at order and shift change and weekly
0305-34 Daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance press checklists
0305-35 Rotary diecutter urethane anvil maintenance
0305-38 Troubleshooting the printing section
0305-43 Extruded glue mechanism supplement
0305-44 Counter ejector section
0305-49 Checklist: preparing diecuts for shipment
0305-54 Material handling considerations for flexo folder gluers
0306-06 Drying and curing techniques for in-line flexographic printing
0306-17 Overview of the selection process for a laser engraved ceramic anilox roll
0306-20 A guide to proper wipe roll selection for the corrugated box industry
0402-35 Post-fabrication cleaning of stainless steel in the pulp and paper industry
0402-36 Guidelines for detection, monitoring and prevention of flow accelerated corrosion (FAC) in the pulp and paper mill
0404-24 Guidelines for the design, operation, performance evaluation, and troubleshooting of a paper machine hood and air systems 
0404-27 Press fabric dewatering and conditioning - suction box (Uhle box) design and vacuum requirements
0404-46 Techniques for nip impressions
0410-10 Weirs and flumes
0410-14 Generalized method for determining the pipe friction loss of flowing pulp suspensions
0410-15 Optimum consistency for pumping pulp
0416-08 Guidelines for replacement of generating bank tubes with expanded joints in two-drum boilers
0416-09 Collection and burning of concentrated noncondensible gases: regulations, design, and operation
0416-10 Stripping of kraft pulping process condensates: regulations, design and operation
0416-11 Recommended test procedure for black liquor evaporators
0416-24 Energy checklist: pulp mill
0420-09 Measuring the hardness of rubber-covered rolls
0425-01 Guidelines for routine periodic inspection and testing of cast iron Yankee and MG dryers

0425-02 Inspection guidelines for Yankee hood systems
0502-20 Catalog of stock prep pilot plants

0603-02 Stickies definition and classification
1205-02 Cotton in nonwovens
NEW  Black liquor recovery boiler inspection planning and implementation
NEW  Doctoring
NEW  Paper sheet problems & diagnosis as related to paper machine clothing
NEW  Press section vibration

If you would like to join a Working Group of a TIP, please write to for more information.

SSIG Members Needed
The Standard-Specific Interest Groups (SSIGs) for the following standards are in need of additional members. These groups may or may not have ballots currently open.  

All Standard-Specific Interest Groups (SSIG) require a minimum of 10 members for opening ballots to review drafts of TAPPI Standards. The following test methods do not have the required minimum number of members to initiate a ballot:


SSIGs that need 1 member:
T 203 Alpha-, Beta-, and Gamma-Cellulose in Pulp
T 222 Acid-Insoluble Lignin in Wood and Pulp
T 244 Acid-Insoluble Ash in Wood, Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard
T 248 Laboratory Beating of Pulp (PFI Mill Method)
T 255 Water-Soluble Sulfates in Pulp and Paper
T 256 Water-Soluble Chlorides in Pulp and Paper
T 263 Identification of Wood Fibers from Conifers
T 265 Natural Dirt in Wood Chips
T 408 Rosin in Paper and Paperboard
T 419 Starch in Paper
T 428 Hot Water Extractable Acidity or Alkalinity of Paper
T 438 Zinc and cadmium in paper
T 500 Book Bulk and Bulking Number of Paper
T 529 Surface pH Measurement of Paper
T 578 Accelerated light aging of printing and writing paper by xenon-arc exposure apparatus
T 602 Analysis of Sulfuric Acid
T 646 Brightness of Clay and Other Mineral Pigments (45/0)
T 1217 Photometric linearity of optical properties instruments
T 1218 Calibration of reflectance standards for hemispherical geometry

SSIGs that need 2 members:
T 223 Pentosans in Wood and Pulp
T 226 Specific External Surface of Pulp
T 237 Carboxyl Content of Pulp
T 249 Carbohydrate Composition of Extractive-Free Wood and Wood Pulp by Gas-Liquid Chromatography
T 252 pH and electrical conductivity of hot water extracts of pulp, paper, and paperboard
T 267 Compression Wood Identification in Pulpwood
T 268 Weight-Volume Measurement of Pulpwood
T 406 Reducible Sulfur in Paper and Paperboard
T 418 Organic Nitrogen in Paper and Paperboard
T 429 Alpha-Cellulose in Paper
T 435 Hydrogen Ion Concentration (pH) of Paper Extracts (Hot Extraction Method)
T 504 Glue in Paper (Qualitative and Quantitative Determination)
T 509 Hydrogen Ion Concentration (pH) of Paper Extracts (Cold Extraction Method)
T 610 Preparation of Indicators and Standard Solutions
T 611 Analysis of Bleaching Powder, Calcium Hypochlorite Bleach Liquor and Bleach Sludge
T 617 Analysis of Lime
T 619 Analysis of salt cake
T 624 Analysis of Soda and Sulfate White and Green Liquors
T 625 Analysis of Soda and Sulfate Black Liquor
T 656 Measuring, sampling, and analyzing white waters
T 699 Analysis of Pulping Liquors by Suppressed Ion Chromatography

SSIGs that need 3 members:
T 421 Qualitative (including optical microscopic) analysis of mineral filler and mineral coating of paper
T 430 Copper Number of Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard
T 600 Analysis of Formaldehyde in Aqueous Solutions and of Free Formaldehyde in Resins
T 613 Analysis of caustic soda
T 618 Analysis of Limestone
T 622 Analysis of sodium hydrosulfite
T 632 Analysis of sodium silicate

SSIGs that need 4 or more members:
T 434 Acid-soluble iron in paper (4 members needed)
T 493 Identification and determination of melamine resin in paper (5 members needed)
T 495 Bending number of paperboard (4 members needed)
T 621 Analysis of rosin (5 members needed)
T 628 Analysis of rosin size (5 members needed)

Participating in a SSIG is free and open to any industry expert interested. Join now!
If no progress is made on balancing these SSIGs, then the respective methods may be considered for withdrawal at the next Q&SMC meeting. If you are interested 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 or

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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