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12 Technical Information Papers (TIPs) 

Published This Month

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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 0304-07 Warp in corrugated board
  • 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 0404-17 Recommended minimum dryer pocket air requirements
  • TIP 0425-03 Design, monitoring and maintenance guidelines for Yankee dryer bearings
  • TIP 0425-04 Guidelines for Properly Sampling Steam & Condensate in Yankee Dryer Steam Systems
  • TIP 0508-10 An introduction to centrifugal cleaners
  • TIP 0606-28 Gaseous ozone (O3) safe handling
  • TIP 0606-29 Bulk oxygen (O2) safe storage and handling
  • TIP 0606-31 Sodium chlorate (NaCIO3) safe handling and storage

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 434 cm-10 Acid-soluble iron in paper
    - Ballot 2 Closes: 10/22/2022

  • T 483 cm-12 Odor of packaging materials 
    - Ballot 2 Closes: 10/25/2022

  • T 493 cm-10 Identification and determination of melamine resin in paper
    - Ballot 2 Closes: 10/27/2022

  • T 621 cm-10 Analysis of rosin
    - Ballot 2 Closes: 10/29/2022

  • T 226 cm-11 Specific external surface of pulp 
    - Ballot 2 Closes: 11/05/2022

  • T 516 cm-11 Envelope seal, seam, and window patch testing
    - Ballot 2 Closes: 11/05/2022

  • T 807 om-16 Bursting strength of linerboard
    - Ballot 2 Closes: 11/11/2022

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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.

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  • 09/27/2022 - TIP 0306-15 Identifying anilox volume measuring equipment
    - WGC: John Rastetter
  • 09/27/2022 - TIP 0306-18 Cleaning anilox rolls: procedures and options
    - WGC: John Rastetter

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STAR of the Month

TIP 0425-03: Design, Monitoring and Maintenance Guidelines for Yankee Dryer Bearings
This document is intended to provide general guidelines for Yankee dryer bearings regarding design, monitoring, maintenance, and operation. Yankee dryer bearings are critical to the safe and reliable operation of the paper machine. The degree of time and expense spent on monitoring and maintenance of the bearings represents a fraction of the cost of a failure. Improved bearing designs as well as advanced techniques for inspection and maintenance have resulted in fewer bearing failures. These guidelines represent a compilation of information from various equipment suppliers and end users.

Since Yankee dryer bearings operate at different speeds, on a variety of different sized dryers (both diameter and width) and different dryer materials (cast iron vs. steel), universal procedures are not practical. The following guidelines for safe, reliable, and economical operations must be considered along with the mill’s experience, the age of the equipment, and the knowledge of the bearing design. Bearing monitoring criteria will evolve over time as the mill gains the experience.

Publishing date: Septembre 2022

Purchasing link (to be updated soon): 

Working Group:
Clive Butler – Chair, A.Celli
Don Adams, Procter & Gamble
Franz Harrer, ANDRITZ
Jerry Jessick, Fusion Integrated Solutions
Pekka Korpelainen, SKF
Matt Paine, FM Global 

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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:

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 = 9

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 = 8

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

Announcement of SARG Meeting

The next meeting of the Standards Advisory Review Group (SARG) is scheduled for October 20, 2022, 1:00pm – 2:00pm (ET). SARG approval is the last step prior to publication for any new, reaffirmed or revised standard.

In order to act on any appeals from members relevant to the standards up for approval, the SARG meeting is open to anyone for participation. The agenda has been posted on the SARG page. There are links from the agenda items to the final drafts that are up for approval.

If you would like to participate by conference call, please send a message before October 13, 2022, 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... 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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