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New or Revised Standards, TIPs, and Useful Methods

 Check here for the list of TAPPI Technical Information Papers (TIPs) recently published:

TIP 0404-66 Thermocompressor Applications for Paper Drying (New) WGC: Mike Soucy.

The Standards below were approved for publication in the last SARG meeting on May 7, 2019:

(* indicates Standards eligible for submission as American National Standards)

1. * T 230 Viscosity of pulp (capillary viscometer method)

2. * T 282 Hexeneuronic acid content of chemical pulp

3. * T 410 Grammage of paper and paperboard (weight per unit area)

4. * T 496 Specimen preparation for cross directional internal tearing resistance for paper, paperboard and related materials

5. * T 812 Ply separation of solid and corrugated fiberboard (wet)

These Standards will be published and available on the TAPPI website within the next 30 days.

 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 455 sp-14 Identification of wire side of paper (May 19, 2019)

*T 511 om-13 Folding endurance of paper (MIT tester) (May 19, 2019)

*T 569 om-14 Internal bond strength (Scott type) (May 19, 2019)

*T 656 cm-07 Measuring, sampling, and analyzing white waters (May 19, 2019)

*T 804 om-12 Compression test of fiberboard shipping containers (May 19, 2019)

 T 257 sp-14 Sampling and preparing wood for analysis (May 23, 2019)

 T 277 sp-14 Macro stickies content in pulp: the “pick-up” method (May 23, 2019)

*T 203 cm-09 Alpha-, beta- and gamma-cellulose in pulp (May 26, 2019)

*T 207 cm-08 Water solubility of wood and pulp (May 26, 2619)

*T 221 cm-09 Drainage time of pulp (May 26, 2019)

*T 274 sp-13 Laboratory screening of pulp (MasterScreen-type instrument) (May 26, 2019)

*T 529 om-14 Surface pH measurement of paper (May 26, 2019)

*T 604 cm-09 Sulfur dioxide in sulfite cooking liquor (May 26, 2019)

*T 235 cm-09 Alkali solubility of pulp at 25°C (June 2, 2019)

*T 236 om-13 Kappa number of pulp (June 2, 2019)

*T 249 cm-09 Carbohydrate composition of extractive-free wood and wood pulp by gas-liquid chromatography (June 2, 2019)

*T 428 om-13 Hot water extractable acidity or alkalinity of paper (June 2, 2019) 

*T 459 om-13 Surface strength of paper (wax pick test) (June 2, 2019)

*T 494 om-13 Tensile properties of paper and paperboard (using constant rate of elongation apparatus) (June 2, 2019)

*T 820 cm-09 Flexural stiffness of corrugated board (June 2, 2019)

 *Indicate Standards that had their deadline for voting extended due to issues with the migration of the TAPPI Standards Online Balloting System. To have more information about it, please check Section "Announcements".

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.

0404 - Water Removal

4/29/19 TIP 0404-64 Press fabric guiding. WGC: Dave Burton

4/29/19 TIP 0404-04 Recommended tensions in dryer fabrics. WGC: Greg Wedel

4/29/19 TIP 0404-50 Paper machine room ventilation guidelines. WGC: Jeff Reese

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

General Announcements

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Migration of the Standards Online Balloting System

TAPPI Standards Online Balloting System, Kavi, migrated on March 25, 2019 to TAPPI Connect. This means that the website that is now hosting the current balloting system (Workspace) is TAPPI Connect. Since then, SSIG members will get access to the balloting system with their TAPPI Connect login and password (this is the same login and password that you use to login to If you don’t have a TAPPI Connect account yet, you may set up one through this link:

The migration was performed by HigherLogic, the company who now owns Kavi. Although the new Workspace looks very similar to Kavi, some SSIG rosters were not migrated correctly, which may have caused some SSIG members to experience issues when trying to log in to the Workspace through Connect. TAPPI has been working tirelessly with HigherLogic to have the rosters and other functionalities working properly. Some progress has been done, but final adjustments are still needed.

Until those issues are resolved, any ballots that were in progress on the migration day will continue to have their deadlines postponed. Also, no new ballots will be opened until the rosters are accurate. If you have already voted on any ballot, there is no need to vote again.

If you are experiencing any difficulties when trying to log in to TAPPI Connect or when trying to vote, please contact Kristin Whitman She is our web specialist in TAPPI Connect and will review your situation individually.

Once the balloting system is working properly, you will receive a new message from TAPPI informing you that a last extension of the deadline will be granted.

On behalf of TAPPI, I apologize for the inconvenience that this situation might have caused.

Thank you very much for dedicating your time and knowledge to review TAPPI Standards!

Best regards,

Priscila Briggs

Standards Manager

Members for Working Groups of TIPs needed

Volunteers to chair 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 an assigned Working Group Chair (WGC) to initiate the review:

WGC needed
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
0304-46 Techniques for running "WRA" (water resistant starch adhesive)
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
0305-32 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
0305-49 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
0410-05 Head of stock behind slice (head/jet and slice flow rate relationships)
0410-08 Control of stock jump on a fourdrinier wire
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
If you would like to join a Working Group of a TIP, please write to for more information.
SSIG Members Needed
Attention: This section will not be published this month due to issues with the migration of the TAPPI Standards Online Balloting System. To see more information about the migration, please check the "Announcements" section.
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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