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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 0404-41 Granite roll material and surface requirements
WGC: Philip H. Wells for TIP 0404-41

TIP 0502-16 Pilot paper and wet laid nonwoven machines
WGC: Thomas E. Rodencal for TIP 0502-16

TIP 0425-07 Safe and Reliable Start-Up and Shut-Down of Yankee Hood Air Systems
WGC: Lawrence Yane for TIP 0425-07

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 483 cm-12 Odor of packaging materials (03/03/2022)
T 234 cm-12 Coarseness of pulp fibers (03/03/2022)
T 223 cm-10 Pentosans in wood and pulp (03/05/2022)
T 207 cm-08 Water solubility of wood and pulp (03/05/2022)
T 265 cm-09 Natural dirt in wood chips (03/05/2022)
T 236 om-13 Kappa number of pulp (03/05/2022)
T 604 cm-09 Sulfur dioxide in sulfite cooking liquor (03/26/2022)
T 624 cm-11 Analysis of soda and sulfate white and green liquors (03/09/2022)
T 516 cm-11 Envelope seal, seam, and window patch testing (03/09/2022)
T 622 cm-10 Analysis of sodium hydrosulfite (03/09/2022)
T 665 cm-12 Analysis of Talc (03/26/2022)
T 692 om-13 Determination of suspended solids in kraft green and white liquors (03/16/2022)
T 697 cm-12 Accelerated test for viscosity stability of clay slurries (03/26/2022)
T 604 cm-09 Sulfur dioxide in sulfite cooking liquor (03/26/2022)
T 832 om-17 Water absorption of corrugating medium: float curl method (03/26/2022)
T 665 cm-12 Analyses of Talc (03/26/2022)
T 254 cm-10 Cupriethylenediamine disperse viscosity of pulp (falling ball method) (04/01/2022)
T 653 om-07 Specular gloss of paper and paperboard at 20 degrees (04/01/2022)
T 832 om-17 Water absorption of corrugating medium: float curl method (03/26/2022)
T 429 cm-10 Alpha-cellulose in paper (04/07/2022)
T 600 om-15 Analysis of formaldehyde in aqueous solutions and of free formaldehyde in resins (04/07/2022)
T 613 cm-10 Analysis of caustic soda (04/07/2022)
T 618 cm-10 Analysis of limestone (04/07/2022)
T 619 cm-10 Analysis of salt cake (04/07/2022)

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

TAPPI Annual Meeting
to Take Place March 8, 2022

A virtual meeting will take place Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm. EST
providing a brief report on TAPPI association business.  


TAPPI Annual Business Meeting/Teleconference Agenda
Tuesday March 8, 2022
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET

A message from Larry N. Montague, TAPPI President and CEO;
As a corporation, TAPPI must hold an annual Business Meeting.  That meeting will be held virtually March 8, 2022 via teleconference.  Any interested TAPPI member may join us for a brief report on association business.

Meeting Agenda:

1.  Opening Remarks by Jim Haeffele, TAPPI Board Chair

Antitrust Reminder: The call will be held in accordance with TAPPI’s Antitrust Policy and Procedures.

TAPPI's aim is to promote research and education, and to arrange for the collection, dissemination and interchange of technical concepts and information in fields of interest to its members. TAPPI is not intended to, and may not, play any role in the competitive decisions of its members or their employers, or in any way restrict competition among companies.

2.  Financial Report, presented by Larry Montague, TAPPI President and CEO

3.  Welcome New Board Members, presented by Jim Haeffele, TAPPI Board chair

4.  Adjourn                                          

Please contact Mary Beth Cornell, +1 404-510-0696, for more information.

STAR of the Month

Sylvie Vervoort: Challenge Brings Reward 

“It encouraged me to think about Standards more, and the value they bring to the industry. Even representing different technical fields, Standards help us communicate in the same language about material properties across the value chain.”                                                       

To approve a Standard, 51% of the SSIG must vote for the ballot and in this case, only 33% had responded on the T 702 om-14 uses rheological measurements for characterization of polyolefins, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) ballot. Vervoort discovered that some of the non-respondents included individuals no longer in the industry. Reaching out to her internal research and development network at Dow, she was able to recruit willing SSIG participants eager to learn something new, but she was still shy of the necessary voting percentage. Turning to LinkedIn, Vervoort posted a message to the extrusion community inviting them to get involved since participants need not be members of TAPPI. As a result of her creative outreach, the amount of votes received for the ballot jumped from 33% to 75%, with nine new members added to the SSIG. With all votes affirmative, the Standard is now on its way to confirmation and publication as a new version in 2022.

As a first-time participant, Vervoort notes, “it encouraged me to think about Standards more, and the value they bring to the industry. Even representing different technical fields, Standards help us communicate in the same language about material properties across the value chain.”

Would she take up the challenge again?  Absolutely, says Vervoort. “Now, when I see something that I really believe can be improved, I know I can reach out to TAPPI to discuss. I would not have thought of that before getting involved. As a professional community, we all use Standards and have a personal interest in them being correct, accurate and relevant.”

Click here to join a Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) today! To learn more about TAPPI Standards (Test Methods, Specifications, Guidelines and Glossaries), or to recommend and/or update one, please contact TAPPI Standards Department

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

                            Automatic review - 10/2019         Current SSIG Count = 9

Fillers and Pigments
T 438 cm-06  Zinc and Cadmium in Paper
                      Draft 2                                              Current SSIG Count = 9

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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