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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 1219 sp-17 Storage of paper samples for optical measurements and color matching (February 24, 2022)
T 519 om-17 Diffuse opacity of paper (d/0 paper backing) (February 24, 2022)
T 1214 sp-17 Interrelation of reflectance, R0; reflectivity, R ; TAPPI opacity, C0.89; scattering, s; and absorption, k (February 24, 2022)
T 234 cm-12 Coarseness of pulp fibers (March 03, 2022)
T 483 cm-12 Odor of packaging materials (March 03, 2022)
T 265 cm-09 Natural dirt in wood chips (March 05, 2022)
T 207 cm-08 Water solubility of wood and pulp (March 05, 2022)
T 236 om-13 Kappa number of pulp (March 05, 2022)
T 223 cm-10 Pentosans in wood and pulp (March 05, 2022)
T 622 cm-10 Analysis of sodium hydrosulfite (March 09, 2022)
T 624 cm-11 Analysis of soda and sulfate white and green liquors (March 09, 2022)
T 449 om-14 Bacteriological examination of paper and paperboard (March 09, 2022)
T 516 cm-11 Envelope seal, seam, and window patch testing (March 09, 2022)

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

General Announcements

Focus on Lime Kilns at this
Online Ask an Expert Event

Get Answers to Questions on Lime Kilns and Recausticizing: The Forgotten Part of a Kraft Mill at this live "Ask the Expert" Event!


TAPPI Connect’s Ask The Expert Series Continues on Friday, February 11

Lime Kilns and Recausticizing: The Forgotten Part of a Kraft Mill
Friday, February 11, 2022
10:00am to 12:00pm EDT
No Cost! Just log in to TAPPI Connect to participate.

This live online event will be led by experts Peter Hart, who specializes in pulping, bleaching, evaporators, chemical recovery, recausticization, refining, and wet end chemistry, and is currently Director of Fiber Science and Innovation at WestRock, and Glenn Hanson III, who currently works as Pyro Technical Sales Support for Metso Outotec in the North and Central Americas Region.

This two-hour live Q&A event will focus on addressing issues and questions about Lime Kilns, the operation of the calcium cycle, and this area of the kraft mill that is often overlooked in reference materials.

Hart and Hanson are both editors, along with Richard Manning, of Lime Kilns and Recausticizing: The Forgotten Part of a Kraft Mill, a recently-released TAPPI PRESS book.

During this live event, you can post your questions on the Open Forum feed. Hart and Hanson will respond as quickly as possible. If they do not have an opportunity to respond to your question during the event, the question will be addressed within the next week. This live session will also be archived and accessible after the event.

To attend, all you need to do is log in at 10:00am (or any time before it ends at noon) on Friday, Feb 11.

Can't Think of a Question to Ask?
Curious about this topic, but don't have a specific question? You can log in and monitor the conversation without participating. It will also be archived, so you can revisit it as much as needed in the future. Visit the Ask the Expert events archive.

Get the Book, too!
Lime Kilns and Recausticizing: The Forgotten Part of a Kraft Mill
Editors: Peter W. Hart, Glenn M. Hanson III and Richard P. Manning

STAR of the Month
Sylvie Vervoort is a Research Scientist at The Dow Chemical Company in Plastics R&D in The Netherlands. She holds a Master of Chemical Engineering Sciences from KU Leuven (Belgium) and obtained a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Mines ParisTech at Cemef (Sophia-Antipolis, France). Before joining Dow in 2006, she worked at Unilever as a post-doctoral Marie Curie Fellow. She is an expert in the field of rheology and has applied this to a diverse range of materials including food products, thermoset composites and plastics. She's also passionate about sustainability and recycling.

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:

 Chemical Properties

 T 434 cm-10       Acid-soluble iron in paper                                       

                            Automatic review - 10/2019           Current SSIG Count = 9


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

                            Automatic review - 10/2019         Current SSIG Count = 9


T 621 cm-10       Analysis of rosin                                                        

                            Automatic review - 10/2019         Current SSIG Count = 9


T 628 cm-10       Analysis of rosin size                                                 

                            Automatic review - 10/2019        Current SSIG Count = 9 


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


Sulfite and Semichemical Pulping
 T 604 cm-09  Sulfur dioxide in sulfite cooking liquor
                        Draft 2                                            Current SSIG Count = 8


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

U.S. TAG to ISO TC 6

New member: Charles Romano has been added to the US TAG in the areas of ink, coatings and deinkability. He is a research scientist/engineer at Kodak in Rochester, NY.

Todd Popson has been named Convenor of WG 3 (optical properties) for a 3-year term starting Jan. 2022.

ISO TC 6 (pulp, paper and board) is investigating the need for certifications related to sustainability and the circular economy. Mary Kombolias is a US Expert to TG 2 (Identification of Organizations - Environmental issues) which is performing a mapping exercise looking at the various certifications, labels and bodies that already exist. This will be used to evaluate what role TC6 can play in this area as many issues surround recyclability and sustainability. Please contact Mary to participate or comment on this work.

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

M.Todd Popson
Chair of ISO TC6/ US TAG 

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)

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