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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 0304-22 Starch adhesive trial WGC: Peter Snyder
TIP 0502-15 Selection criteria for wet end ceramics WGC: Tom Rodencal

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.

0410 - Fluid Mechanics

08/29/19 TIP 0410-05 - Head of stock behind slice (head/jet and slice flow rate relationships) - WGC: Jay A. Shands
08/29/19 TIP 0410-08 - Control of stock jump on a fourdrinier wire - WGC: Jay A. Shands

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

General Announcements

 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 Update

TAPPI will be starting to gradually re-open the ballots on the initial 20 Standards that were caught in the migration next week.

HigherLogic set up a temporary Workspace that has the same look and feel as what we previously used.  The prior ballot information has been loaded into this new site and we are gradually re-opening each of the existing ballots from the migration to give everyone a chance to vote.  Once each ballot re-opens, voters will receive an email notification that includes a link to the new voting location with a message stating the ballot has been AMENDED.  There will not be any changes to the existing ballots.  If you have already voted, you do not need to do so again, but are welcome to log in and review your previous choice.  As this is a different website, new usernames and passwords will be required for each user.

Once you receive an email notification that your ballot has been re-opened, if you have any issues with logging into the new site or need your username or password reset, please contact Kristin Whitman at

Due to the migration failure that occurred, TAPPI decided to move to a different platform with Standards balloting and is currently testing options that better fit our needs. The site that we short listed and are currently evaluating will need some additional work completed, which will mean a longer set up timeframe than initially projected. We realize this downtime is affecting the Standards backlog so the above temporary solution (Workspace) has been put in place until our new platform is available.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Thank you, we appreciate your patience while we work through and resolve the migration issues and look forward to bringing you an improved balloting experience in the future!

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
0402-03 Guidelines for corrosion resistant weld metal overlay of digester vessels in alkaline pulping service
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
WG Members needed
0304-23 Statistical process control pin adhesion.
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.
Standards Ready for Final Approval at SARG

The Standards listed below are ready for final approval at the next SARG meeting on October 2, 2019.

In order to act on any appeals from TAPPI members relevant to the standards up for approval, the SARG meeting is open to anyone for participation. The information for the SARG meeting is shown on Section "Announcement of SARG meeting". If you would like to review the draft, a copy with links to the documents up for approval has been posted on the SARG page**. Any comments or appeals should be sent to by September 20, 2019.

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

1. * T 240 Consistency (concentration) of pulp suspensions
2. * T 453 Effect of dry heat on properties of paper and board
3. * T 527 Color of paper and paperboard (d/0, C/2)
4.  T 544 Aging of paper and board with moist heat
5. * T 545 Cross-machine grammage profile measurement (gravimetric method)
5. * T 1200 Interlaboratory evaluation of test methods to determine TAPPI repeatability and reproducibility
6. * T 1211 Self-certification practice for organizations providing reference materials for TAPPI Standards

Announcement of SARG Meeting

The next meeting of the Standards Advisory Review Group (SARG) is scheduled for Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 1:30 – 2:00 pm EST at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center during TissueCon in Orlando, FL. SARG approval is the last step prior to publication for any new or revised standard.

In order to act on any appeals from TAPPI members relevant to the standards up for approval, the SARG meeting is open to anyone for participation. The agenda has been posted on the SARG page. There are links from the agenda items to the final drafts that are up for approval.

If you would like to participate by conference call, please send a message before September 18, 2019, to

Overdue Reports Distributed

Reports outlining the overdue reviews for Standards and TIPs were sent to the Quality and Standards Management Committee (Q&SMC) on August 2, 2019. Copies of these reports were also sent to the assigned Working Group Chairmen for these overdue reviews.

Anyone who did not receive the overdue reports but who has an interest may obtain copies by requesting them from

Working Group Chairmen: These reports were sent to you for your information and action, if required. Q&SMC may, according to the Standards Guidelines, withdraw any Standards or TIPs whose reviews are overdue, especially if it appears that little progress is being made on the Work Item. If more information or indications of progress on these Work Items are received prior to the next meeting (October 2, 2019), Q&SMC will take these reports of progress under consideration.

To provide updates regarding these reports, please contact no later than September 20, 2019, in order to provide this information to Q&SMC at their October 2, 2019 meeting.

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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