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New or Revised Standards, TIPs, and Useful Methods


The following TAPPI Standards have been approved as American National Standards by the ANSI Board of Standards Review:

ANSI/TAPPI T 646 om-22: Brightness of clay and other mineral pigments (45/0)

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

TIP 0420-10 Horizontal End Suction Centrifugal Stock Pumps.
TIP 0404-48 Terminology for High Temperature Pressing
TIP 0404-57 Troubleshooting Cross-Machine Direction Moisture Profile Problems
TIP 0404-44 Sheet Handling Devices

Special note: Documents appearing in the TAPPI online version of the Standards and TIPs are updated once a month (usually around the 30th). 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 809 om-17 Flat crush of corrugating medium (CMT test) -Ballot 2 (July 29, 2022)

T 431 cm-10 Ink absorbency of blotting paper - Ballot 3 (July 31, 2022)

T 534 om-15 Brightness of clay and other mineral pigments (d/0 diffuse) - Ballot 3

(July 31, 2022)

T 547 om-18 Air permeance of paper and paperboard (Sheffield method) (July 31, 2022)

T 617 cm-10 Analysis of lime - Ballot 2 (July 31, 2022)

T 559 cm-12 Grease resistance test for paper and paperboard - Ballot 2 (August 7, 2022)

T 581 om-17 Dry tensile properties of paper towel and tissue products (using constant rate of elongation apparatus) - Ballot 2 (August 7, 2022)

T 449 om-14 Bacteriological examination of paper and paperboard - Ballot 2 (August 9, 2022)

T 1011 om-15 Basis weight of fiber glass mats - Ballot 2 (August 9, 2022)

T 1012 om-15 Moisture content of fiber glass mats - Ballot 3 (August 9, 2022)

T 815 om-18 Coefficient of static friction (slide angle) of packaging and packaging materials (including shipping sack papers, corrugated and solid fiberboard) (inclined plane method) (August 13, 2022)

T 830 om-18 Ink rub test of containerboard and corrugated board (August 13, 2022)

T 839 om-18 Edgewise compressive strength of corrugated fiberboard using the clamp method (short column test) (August 13, 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 

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

07/06/2022 TIP 0304-16 Evaluating glue lap adhesive properties. WGC: Ben Frank

07/22/2022 TIP 0304-31 Splicer Defects and Cures. WGC: Mark Malinowski

0306 Flexo Printing and Graphics

07/06/2022 TIP 0306-11 Quality techniques using existing printing equipment. WGC NEEDED

0404 Water Removal

07/26/2022 TIP 0404-17 Recommended minimum dryer pocket air requirements. WGC: Greg Wedel

0508 Stock Preparation

07/26/2022 TIP 0508-02 A glossary of terms used in refining. WGC: Tina Lawson

07/26/2022 TIP 0508-08 Thick stock and broke screening systems, evaluation, inspection, and maintenance. WGC NEEDED

07/26/2022 TIP 0508-09 Paper machine approach (head box) screening systems evaluation, inspection, and maintenance. WGC: Terry Bliss

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

General Announcements

Withdrawal TIP

TIP 0305-34: Daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance press checklists has been automatically withdrawn due to lack of relevancy to the industry.

Withdrawn TIPs are available free for TAPPI members and for a $10 charge to nonmembers.
Anyone wishing to open a Work Item for reinstatement of withdrawn TIPs should contact



Ask The Expert Event:
Process Chemicals for Papermaking on TAPPI Connect

Attend this live online event on TAPPI Connect, Friday, August 5, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm EDT, led by experts Martin A. Hubbe, Ph.D. and Scott Rosencrance, Ph.D. and get your questions about process chemicals for papermaking answered.  

Hubbe and Rosencrance edited "Process Chemicals for Papermaking", an authoritative, up-to-date, practical and readable text that describes some of the most important technological strategies in the use of process chemicals to achieve efficient operation of paper mills, starting with freshwater treatment and ending with wastewater treatment.

To attend, all you need to is login to TAPPI Connect’s Open Forum anytime between 10:00am and 12:00pm and simply watch the live Q&A session.  During this timeframe, you can post your questions on the feed. Hubbe and Rosencrance will respond as quickly as possible. If they do not have an opportunity to respond to your question during the event, your question will be addressed within the next week. This live session will also be archived here and accessible after the event.

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If you already have questions, send them ahead of time! Email them to Kristin Dixon before Friday, July 8 and the expert will have answers already prepared.

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Please note: this is a online discussion thread only. Not a video or webinar. After the event, the entire discussion will be available on TAPPI Connect to read in its entirety.

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STAR of the Month

TIP 0404-44: Sheet Handling Devices

The purpose of this Technical Information Paper is to describe equipment that is used to enhance web runnability in the dryer section of papermaking machinery.

Safety precautions: There are no specific safety precautions for the use or application of this TIP, however normal and mill specific safety precautions should be taken when working around sheet handling devices on operating papermaking machines.

Utility: As paper machine speeds increase, efficient paper web runnability through the dryer section is normally more difficult to achieve. This is particularly true where machine speeds are increased above original design speeds.

The most common runnability problems are loose sheet edges, threading tail drop-off in the press-to-dryer and dryer-to-dryer transfer areas, blowing of the web around the bottom cylinders in single-fabric two-tier dryer sections, edge fluttering, and sheet stealing in open draws. The first step in solving windage-induced runnability problems is to document where the problem starts and the airflows around the problem areas.

Many times dryer runnability can be improved by:

  • Changing dryer fabric design to reduce air movement
  • Proper balancing of hood and pocket ventilation systems
  • Setting up proper geometry in fabric runs between dryers

Publishing date: July 2022

Purchasing link: 

Working Group:
Mark HarrisonChair, Southern Erectors – Thermal Systems Group
Kari Peuhkuri, Valmet
Dave Young, Enerquin
Ron Welborn, Brunn Air Systems USA

The working group would like to thank the following individuals for their pioneering efforts in this field and contribution to better papermaking:

Ed DeCrosta
Pekka Eskilinen
Laurence (Laurie) Coulson

Do you have an idea for a NEW TAPPI Standard or Technical Information Paper? We want to hear about it! Please fill out and submit the New Idea Submission form.

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. The following TIPs do not have either an assigned Working Group Chair (WGC) or enough Working Group Members to complete the review:

TIP 0304-07 Warp in corrugated board
TIP 0304-47 Corrugator bearing clearance checks and their impact
TIP 0304-50 Techniques to minimize twist warp
TIP 0304-64 How to minimize rolling scores on lightweight and high-performance liners in diecutting operations
TIP 0304-68 Improved techniques to measure corrugator glue machine meter gaps
TIP 0304-72 Critical properties to consider when unitizing
TIP 0306-15 Identifying anilox volume measuring equipment
TIP 0306-18 Cleaning anilox rolls: procedures and options
TIP 0404-17 Recommended minimum dryer pocket air requirements
TIP 0508-10 An introduction to centrifugal cleaners

If you would like to join a Working Group of a TIP, please write to for more information.

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:

Fillers and Pigments
T 438 cm-06 Zinc and Cadmium in Paper

  • Working Group Chair (WGC) Review             Current SSIG Count = 9

 Optical Properties

T 425 om-21 Opacity of paper (15/d geometry, illuminant A/2 degrees, 89% reflectance backing and paper backing)

  • Automatic Review: 10/2025                           Current SSIG Count = 9

T 515 om-20 Visual grading and color matching of paper

  • Automatic Review: 04/2024                            Current SSIG Count = 8

T 567 om-20 Determination of effective residual ink concentration (ERIC) by infrared reflectance measurement 

  • Automatic Review: 10/2024                            Current SSIG Count = 9

Physical Properties

T 454 om-21 Turpentine test for voids in glassine and greaseproof papers

  • Automatic Review: 05/2025                            Current SSIG Count = 9

Pulp Properties

T 267 cm-15 Compression wood identification in pulpwood

  • Automatic Review: 10/2024                            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

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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