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15 Technical Information Papers (TIPs)
Published this Month!

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Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) 

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New or Revised Standards, TIPs, and Useful Methods

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

TIP 0410-14 Generalized Method for Determining the Pipe Friction Loss of Flowing Pulp Suspensions (Revised)
TIP 0404-50 Paper Machine and Room Ventilation Systems Guidelines (Revised)
TIP 0425-01 Guidelines for Routine Periodic Inspection and Testing of Yankee and MG dryers (Revised)
TIP 0306-09 Ink Metering Systems for Corrugated Flexo Presses (Revised)
TIP 0404-24 Guidelines for the Design, Operation, Performance Evaluation, and Troubleshooting of a Paper Machine Hood and Air Systems (Revised)
TIP 0304-30 Use, Calibration and Maintenance of the Manually Operated Paper Micrometers (Revised)
TIP 0410-05 Head of Stock Behind Slice (Head/Jet and Slice Flow Rate Relationships) (Revised)
TIP 0404-63 Paper Machine Energy Conservation (Revised)
TIP 0502-21 Automated Scanning for Moisture Content and Air Permeability on Paper Machine Felts (New)
TIP 0305-25 Buying, Storing, and Handling P.V.A. Adhesives Used on Folder Gluers and on Sheet Laminators (Revised)
TIP 0402-36 Guidelines for Detection, Monitoring and Prevention of Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC) in the Pulp and Paper Mill (Revised)
TIP 0305-33 Cleanup Procedures for Flexo Folder Gluer/Rotary Die Cutters (Revised)
TIP 0304-02 Box Plant Quality Measurement: Why Test? (Revised)
TIP 0425-02 Design, Operation, Performance Evaluation, and Inspection guidelines for Yankee Hood Systems (Revised)
TIP 0402-39 Guidelines for Rotary Lime Kiln Refractory (NEW)

Special thanks to the members below for being  Working Group Chairs in  recently published reviews of TAPPI TIPs:

Douglas Boussfield - TIP 0404-14 - WGC 
Clive Butler - TIP 0425-01 - WGC 
Mark Harrison -TIP 0404-24 and TIP 0404-14WGC 
Peter Synder - TIP 0306-09 - WGC 
Steve Schmidt - TIP 0304-30 - WGC 
Alfred Li - TIP 0410-05 - WGC 
Dick Reese - TIP 0404-63 - WGC 
David Zerr - TIP 0502-21 - WGC 
Steve Schmidt - TIP 0305-25 - WGC 
Ron Lansing - TIP 0402-36 - WGC 
John Buzzell - TIP 0305-33 - WGC 
Dave Carlson - TIP 0304-02 - WGC 
Lawrence Yane - TIP 0425-02 - WGC 
Christopher Macey - TIP 0402-39 - WGC 

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 235 cm-09 Alkali solubility of pulp at 25°C (09/02/2021)
T 578 sp-16 Accelerated light aging of printing and writing paper by xenon-arc exposure apparatus (09/05/2021)
T 546 om-15 Machine-direction grammage variation measurement (gravimetric method) (09/11/2021)
WI 3035 Specular gloss at 20º -- parallel beam method (09/16/2021)
T 684 om-15 Gross heating value of black liquor (9/17/2021)
T 820 cm-09 Flexural stiffness of corrugated board (9/22/2021)
T 221 cm-09 Drainage time of pulp (09/23/2021)
T 231 cm-07 Zero-span breaking strength of pulp (dry zero-span tensile) (09/23/2021)
T 263 sp-16 Identification of wood and fibers from conifers (09/23/2021)
T 264 cm-07 Preparation of wood for chemical analysis (09/23/2021)
T 489 om-15 Bending resistance (stiffness) of paper and paperboard (Taber-type tester in basic configuration) (10/01/2021)
T 507 cm-09 Grease resistance of flexible packaging materials (10/01/2021)
T 1006 sp-15 Testing of fiber glass mats: use of modified TAPPI procedures for sampling and lot acceptance, stiffness, tear resistance, and thickness (10/01/2021)
T 1007 sp-15 Sample location for fiber glass mat sheets (10/01/2021)
T 1008 sp-15 Test conditions for fiber glass mat test methods (10/01/2021)
T 1011 om-15 Basis weight of fiber glass mats (10/01/2021)
T 1012 om-15 Moisture content of fiber glass mats (10/01/2021)
T 1013 om-15 Loss on ignition of fiber glass mats (10/01/2021)
T 1014 om-15 Moisture sensitivity of fiber glass mats (10/01/2021)
T 1016 om-15 Average fiber diameter of fiber glass mats (10/01/2021)
T 252 om-16 pH and electrical conductivity of hot water extracts of pulp, paper, and paperboard  (10/03/2021)
T 406 om-13 Reducible sulfur in paper and paperboard (10/03/2021)
T 509 om-15 Hydrogen ion concentration (pH) of paper extracts (cold extraction method) (10/03/2021)
T 203 cm-09 Alpha-, beta- and gamma-cellulose in pulp (10/07/2021)
T 408 cm-07 Rosin in paper and paperboard (10/07/2021)
T 268 om-13 Weight-volume measurement of pulpwood (10/08/2021)
T 1009 om-16 Tensile strength and elongation at break for fiber glass mats (10/08/2021)
T 1015 sp-15 Fiber glass mat uniformity (visual defects) (10/08/2021)

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 on any SSIGs to review and vote on Standards, please click here or contact

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. 

WI 210404.07- Drying Subcommittee - PTCO
08/16/2021 - TIP 0404-07 Paper machine drying rate. WGC: Matt Beach

WI 210404.06 - Drying Subcommittee - PTCO
08/16/2021 - TIP 0404-33 Dryer section performance monitoring. WGC: Matt Beach

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

General Announcements

Propose a New Standard or Technical Information Paper (TIP)

Getting started is easy. Do you have just a general idea for a Standard, or are you farther along and have a substantial draft? If you just have a general idea for a Standard or TIP, complete the New Idea Submission form. TAPPI will review your idea and identify an appropriate committee or group to work on your suggestion. If you are further along, send an initial draft to From there, the TAPPI Standards Manager will guide you through the appropriate process to finalize and approve the new document.

Volunteer Engagement - Getting the Industry Involved!

In Spring 2020, the Quality and Standards Management Committee (Q&SMC) created a Standards Engagement Task Force to promote SSIG involvement. Thanks to the efforts of the volunteers on this task force: Chris Czyryza, Dave Carlson, Colleen Walker, Dennis Crawshaw, M. Todd Popson and Mary Kombolias. There have been over 80 updates to various SSIGs including 22 individuals increasing their Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) involvement and even new individuals have joined SSIGs. We have also worked with the task force to create more engagement collateral. Please feel free to share the flyers bellow with your friends and colleagues.

As always, thank you for all you do to support TAPPI Standards and TIPs. We look forward to sharing more updates with you soon! Join an SSIG today!


STAR of the Month
Meet a Leading Technical Expert in Papermaking!
Advanced Dynamics Corporation Ltd
Midwest Regional Manager - Appleton, Wisconsin

“We want to provide an environment for mill people to learn from other experts.” – Martti Tuomisto

Martti Tuomisto has been a valuable TAPPI Member since 1982. He is Chairman of the Coating Operations Committee as well as a member of the Papermaking Technology and Operations Committee, and the Coating Technical Program Committee for TAPPICon. He initially attended Helsinki University of Technology (Aalto University) in Finland and obtained a Master of Science (M.Sc) in Paper Science and Engineering. Then, he obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Wisconsin (Oshkosh). Tuomisto is  widely recognized as a leading technical expert in papermaking processes. He has a successful record in paper machinery business and product management, papermaking processes, paper grade development and paper grade conversions.Tuomisto’s robust experience in the industry radiates with knowledge and continued passion.

What sparked your interest in Standards?

My experience using Standards started in 1982. I was working for a Finnish company at the time in Marietta, GA. When there were questions about guarantees and meeting process performance criteria in the mills, it was important to know how process values were measured, evaluated and benchmarked based on Standards.

Even though I have used Standards in the past, I have never developed one until now. I’m currently helping a Finnish company called ACA Systems develop several ideas into TAPPI Standards and potentially ISO Standards. So far, they came up with four different ideas, and we’re working with TAPPI to ballot and publish the first one: Work Item (WI) 3036 High Shear Capillary Viscosity (ACA Capillary Viscosity) of coating color on paper and paperboard.

Click below for full interview↓


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Mentor Match, TAPPI’s popular networking platform, connects students, young professionals, and experienced professionals to share resources and experiences, and work together to achieve professional and personal goals. 

Why use Mentor Match? It offers a real world education that is often not available in academic settings, and creates connections that are not often available on job sites. Protégés can utilize Mentor Match to ask technical questions or seek advice on business interactions or career paths.  Mentors can help new engineers learn key technical concepts, identify useful technical resources, and give advice on career development.

What is a Protégé? A young professional, student – or any established professional that wants to work with someone to grow and develop new skills and insights.

What is a Mentor? A professional with 5+ years job experience that is willing to help guide and enlighten future industry experts – or a Young Professional willing and able to help students as they begin to plan their career and transition out of school.

How long does this match last? Mentor Matches will be connected for approximately six months and participants can communicate however they choose; through TAPPI Connect, phone, Skype or email. 

What time commitment is involved? We recommend that mentors and protégés spend one hour per month communicating.  

How to you get started? Visit Mentor Match at TAPPI Connect to get started.

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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 members to initiate a ballot:


Alkaline Pulping

T 692 om-13      Determination of suspended solids in kraft green and white liquors

                            Draft 2                                Current SSIG Count = 6 


 Chemical Properties

T 223 cm-10       Pentosans in wood and pulp                                   

                            Automatic review - 10/2019           Current SSIG Count = 9


T 429 cm-10       Alpha-cellulose in paper                            

                            Automatic review - 10/2019           Current SSIG Count = 7

T 434 cm-10       Acid-soluble iron in paper                                       

                            Automatic review - 10/2019           Current SSIG Count = 6

T 435 om-16      Hydrogen ion concentration (pH) of paper extracts (hot extraction method)       

                            Automatic review - 5/2020             Current SSIG Count = 6

T 493 cm-10       Identification and determination of melamine resin in paper   

                            Automatic review - 10/2019         Current SSIG Count = 5

T 600 om-15       Analysis of formaldehyde in aqueous solutions and of free formaldehyde in resins 

                            Automatic review - 10/2019         Current SSIG Count = 9

T 613 cm-10       Analysis of caustic soda                             

                            Automatic review - 10/2019         Current SSIG Count = 7


T 618 cm-10       Analysis of limestone                                 

                            Automatic review - 10/2019         Current SSIG Count = 7


T 621 cm-10       Analysis of rosin                                                        

                            Automatic review - 10/2019         Current SSIG Count = 7


T 628 cm-10       Analysis of rosin size                                                 

                            Automatic review - 10/2019        Current SSIG Count = 7

T 632 cm-11       Analysis of sodium silicate                                       

                            Automatic review - 5/2020          Current SSIG Count = 7


Fillers and Pigments
T438 cm-06  Zinc and Cadmium in Paper
                      Draft 2                                              Current SSIG Count = 9


Optical Properties
T 519 om-17  Diffuse opacity of paper (d/0 paper backing)
                       Automatic review - 4/2021              Current SSIG Count = 9

T 1214 sp-17  Interrelation of reflectance, R0; reflectivity, R ; TAPPI opacity, C0.89; scattering, s; and absorption, k
                        Automatic review - 10/2021           Current SSIG Count = 8

T 1219 sp-17  Storage of paper samples for optical measurements and color matching
                        Automatic review - 10/2021           Current SSIG Count = 9


Physical Properties
T 516 cm-11  Envelope seal, seam, and window patch testing
                       Automatic review - 5/2020              Current SSIG Count = 9


Pulp Properties
T 226 cm-11  Specific external surface of pulp
                       Automatic review -  5/2020             Current SSIG Count = 9


Sulfite and Semichemical Pulping
 T 604 cm-09  Sulfur dioxide in sulfite cooking liquor
                        Draft 2                                            Current SSIG Count = 5


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 or visit

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... 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. Visit to join now.  

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

Acronyms You May Need to Know

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 Chair

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 StandardsTIPs, 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)

List price: $49; TAPPI member price: $32. There are no shipping or handling charges for electronic documents.

The TAPPI CD of Standards, TIPs, and UMs has been discontinued for 2021. 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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