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New or Revised Standards, TIPs, and Useful Methods

The Standards below were recently published and approved as American National Standards:

Approved reaffirmation of current American National Standards:

T 230 om-19 Viscosity of pulp (capillary viscometer method)

T 282 om-19 Hexeneuronic acid content of chemical pulp

T 410 om-19 Grammage of paper and paperboard (weight per unit area)

T 496 sp-19 Specimen preparation for cross directional internal tearing resistance for paper, paperboard and related materials

T 812 om-19 Ply separation of solid and corrugated fiberboard (wet)

The below TIPs were also recently published:

TIP 0404-27 Press fabric dewatering and conditioning – suction box (Uhle box) design and vacuum requirements (revised) WGC: John Neun

TIP 0420-12 Guidelines for evaluation of liquid ring vacuum pump performance (revised) WGC: Robert Matzka

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

All TAPPI Standards currently opened for ballot had their deadlines for voting extended due to continued issues with the migration of the TAPPI Standards Online Balloting System. See below Section "Announcements" for more information.  

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.

0508 - Stock Preparation

05/21/19 TIP 0508-06 Refiner systems: their inspection and maintenance. WGC: Greg Sleeper

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

General Announcements

Supplier lists - biannual update cycle

TAPPI Standard Practice T 1211 "Acceptance procedures for laboratories providing reference materials for TAPPI Standards", revised in 2011, establishes guidelines for the listing of organizations as calibration laboratories or providers of standardized materials in the TAPPI Standards.

According to Section 5.1, laboratories must certify that they meet the criteria for inclusion in the reference materials listing at the time of a standards review or on a two-year basis prior to the issuance of the latest volume of standards.

TAPPI is currently going through the update cycle to affirm information for Reference Material Suppliers, Test Equipment Suppliers and Testing Laboratories. Suppliers of equipment and materials for Standards, please make sure to respond and provide updated information by July 1, 2019 so we may continue to list you in the directory. Please send any update to

Temporary replacement of TAPPI Staff

Starting in July 2019, Priscila Briggs, TAPPI Standards Department Manager, will be temporarily away from her activities, during her maternity leave. The Standards Department will have the support of Deborah Dodson, Standards Coordinator, and Shayne Nicholas - U.S. TAG Administrator (temporary). 

For any questions related to Standards, TIPs or Useful Methods, please write to Deborah using the contact information below:


TIPs or UMs:

For any questions related to the U.S. TAG to ISO TC 6, please write to Shayne using the contact information below:  


 TAPPI Standards Online Balloting System

SSIG members,

Since the migration of the Standards Online Balloting System from Kavi to TAPPI Connect (please read the announcement published in the May issue of STAR Newsletter), we have been renewing the deadlines for all ballots that were in progress since the date of the migration, due to undesirable issues with the new Workspace. One of the problems is that some SSIG members have lost the ability to connect to the Workspace, where the ballots are being held. Despite the tireless work that TAPPI has been devoting to solve the problems, along with the company that carried out the migration, the balloting system is still not working properly. To prevent you from continuing to receive multiple automatic reminders to vote on ballots that you are participating in, the TAPPI Standards Department is taking the following actions:

• All ballot deadlines are being extended to December 31, 2019

• All automatic voting reminders are being deactivated

• No new ballot has been opened

• Once the online balloting system is functioning properly, the deadlines for each ballot will be rescheduled so that all members will have a chance to review the Standard for at least 45 days.

During this period, you will not receive any reminders to vote, however you will still have the chance to vote on the ballots you are participating in. If you have already voted, there is no need to vote again. If you cannot access the balloting system (Workspace) through TAPPI Connect while trying to vote, we encourage you to contact our TAPPI Connect specialist, Kristin Whitman  -, and she will review your case individually.

Once the balloting system is functioning properly, a new message will be sent to all SSIG members informing them about the final adjustment of the deadlines and the last voting reminders will be reactivated.

On behalf of TAPPI, I apologize for any inconvenience that the migration of the Standards online balloting system may have caused.The TAPPI Standards Department will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Priscila Briggs

Standards Manager


The scope below describes the Proposal for a New Standard with development in progress.

New standard for measuring hardness of the wound roll.

Method: Deceleration measurement with constant collision energy

Roll hardness measurement has been traditionally carried out in industries where products are formed into rolls. Roll hardness measurement is employed to gauge the roll uniformity. Baggy edges, gage bands, telescoping, staring, for example, are all issues that can be detected with proper roll hardness measurement systems. The variation in the hardness across the roll relates directly to converting issues.

The plunger is accelerated very precisely and repeatedly towards the roll surface with a known velocity. As soon as the plunger comes in contact with the surface of the roll, it begins to "decelerate". Once the velocity reaches 0, the results are calculated and reported in g-force or 1g = 9.81m/s. The rate of deceleration has a direct relationship to surface hardness.

If you would like to join the Working Group that is working on this new proposal, please write to

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.

WGC needed

0304-25 Understanding formaldehyde management
0304-26 Common curtain coating problems: causes, detection and correction
0410-05 Head of stock behind slice (head/jet and slice flow rate relationships)
0410-08 Control of stock jump on a fourdrinier wire
0410-14 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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The 2018 collection of Standards, TIPs, and UMs, published in January of 2018 (product code STUCD-18), is available on CD. An Individual or Company License for access to the continually updated collection of Standards, TIPs, and UMs via the web is the best way to always have a current set of documents accessible. A print-on-demand version of either the Standards, TIPs, or UMs, current and updated as of the date printed, is also available. 

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