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TAPPI Standards were approved as ANS

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New or Revised Standards, TIPs, and Useful Methods


Here is the list of TAPPI Standards recently approved as American National Standards

New American National Standards:
T 843 om-20 Fluted edge crush of corrugating medium (rigid support method)

Approved reaffirmation of current American National Standards:
T 455 sp-20 Identification of wire side of paper
T 845 om-20 Wet pin adhesion of corrugated board by selective separation
T 1205 sp-20 Dealing with suspect (outlying) test determinations

Approved revision of current American National Standards:
T 804 om-20 Compression test of fiberboard shipping containers

These announcements will be published in ANSI Standards Action on June 19, 2020. These Standards will be available on by June 22, 2020.

Special note: The following Standards have been approved for publication at the Spring 2020 SARG meeting as reaffirmations. However, they represent revisions of the listed Standards. Due to this misclassification, the documents will be re-submitted to SARG for a new approval:

T 441 om-20 Water absorptiveness of sized (non-bibulous) paper, paperboard, and corrugated fiberboard (Cobb test)
T 515 om-20 Visual grading and color matching of paper

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 657 sp-12 Sampling of fillers and pigments (July 16, 2020)
T 835 om-14 Water absorption of corrugating medium: water drop absorption test (July 30, 2020)
T 844 om-15 Determining construction (nominal basis weight) of corrugated board (June 18, 2020)

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.

0304 - Process Control & Quality Assurance

5/26/2020 TIP 0304-37 How to prevent score cracking in a box plant. WGC: Jeff Cherry

0502 - Papermakers

05/19/2020 TIP 0502-14 Forming section monitoring. WGC: Tom Rodencal

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

General Announcements


STAR Member coming next month!

We are delighted to announce that we will be starting next month a new section in STAR Newsletter: STAR Member of the Month. In this section the outstanding volunteers who work on TAPPI Standards, TIPs or ISO TC 6 will have an opportunity to share their experience with the technical documents and with TAPPI. We hope that everyone enjoys getting to know these amazing members!


The title of the May 2020 issue of this newsletter should say "Attention Readers: TIPs guidelines published and Standards were approved at SARG!" instead of "Attention Readers: TIPs and Standards guidelines were approved at SARG!". Our apologies.

Priscila Briggs
Standards Manager

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 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:

SSIGs that need 1 member:

T 213 om-15 Dirt in pulp - chart method
T 222 om-15 Acid insoluble lignin in wood and pulp
T 254 cm-10 Cupriethylenediamine disperse viscosity of pulp (falling ball method)
T 268 om-13 Weight-volume measurement of pulpwood
T 573 sp-15 Accelerated temperature aging of printing and writing paper by dry oven exposure apparatus
T 699 om-09 Analysis of pulping liquors by suppressed ion chromatography

SSIGs that need 2 members: N/A

SSIGs that need 3 members:

T 259 om-15 Species identification of nonwood plant fibers
T 267 cm-15 Compression wood identification in pulpwood
T 617 cm-10 Analysis of
T 622 cm-10 Analysis of sodium hydrosulfite lime

SSIGs that need 4 or more members:

T 226 cm-11 Specific external surface of pulp
T 237 cm-08 Carboxyl content of pulp
T 244 cm-11 Acid-insoluble ash in wood, pulp, paper, and paperboard
T 429 cm-10 Alpha-cellulose in paper
T 434 cm-10 Acid-soluble iron in paper
T 435 om-16 Hydrogen ion concentration (pH) of paper extracts (hot extraction method)
T 493 cm-10 Identification and determination of melamine resin in paper
T 495 cm-13 Bending number of paperboard
T 509 om-15 Hydrogen ion concentration (pH) of paper extracts (cold extraction method)
T 600 om-15 Analysis of formaldehyde in aqueous solutions and of free formaldehyde in resins
T 610 sp-15 Preparation of indicators and standard solutions
T 613 cm-10 Analysis of caustic soda
T 618 cm-10 Analysis of limestone
T 619 cm-10 Analysis of salt cake
T 621 cm-10 Analysis of rosin
T 628 cm-10 Analysis of rosin size
T 632 cm-11 Analysis of sodium silicate

Participating in a SSIG is free and open to anyone 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 have an interest in becoming a member of either of these SSIGs please contact

U.S. TAG to ISO TC 6


ISO TC6 (pulp, paper and board) is a Technical Committee (TC) which consists of a number of one Subcommittee (SC), 17 Working Groups (WG), 1 Joint Working Group (JWG), and 2 Technical Groups (TG). Here is the structure:

 ISO TC6 structure crop (resize3)

US Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) to ISO TC6 (pulp, paper and board) will meet in the Fall of 2020. The date has yet to be determined.

Upcoming ISO TC6 Plenary Meetings:
2021 – Beijing, China [June 7-11]
2022 – Berlin, Germany [September 19-23]

Todd Popson
U.S. TAG Chair to ISO TC 6

If you would like to know more or join the U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 6, please write to

Did You Know


... that to participate in the balloting process for TAPPI Standards you must sign up for the Standard-Specific Interest Groups (SSIGs)?

Drafts are available for anyone to review, but to vote and comment you must be a member of the SSIG. Each Standard has its own SSIG – so you have to sign up for each Standard that you have an interest in. Links to all of the SSIGs (by subject category) can be found on the Subject Category for Standards web page.

When you click on a Subject Category, it will take you to the page where you can sign up online:


Acronyms You May Need to Know


List of Common Acronyms Relevant to Standards and TIPs

For details on these commonly-used acronyms in the development of TAPPI Standards and TIPs, please see the Standards Guidelines and the TIPs Guidelines, or send your questions to mailto: 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. 

All individual TIPs or Standards are available for electronic or paper delivery.  For electronic delivery, the documents are e-mailed in PDF format.  Hard copy documents can be mailed or faxed, but shipping and handling costs will apply.

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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