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New or Revised Standards, TIPs, and Useful Methods

TIP 0402-35 "Post-fabrication cleaning of stainless steel in the pulp and paper industry" (Revision)

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TAPPI Standards in Ballot

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 draft 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 1012 "Moisture content of fiber glass mats" (August 29, 2014)

T 553 "Alkalinity of paper as calcium carbonate (alkaline reserve of paper)" (September 5, 2014)

T 1013 "Loss on ignition of fiber glass mats" (September 19, 2014)

T 1006 "Testing of fiber glass mats:  use of modified TAPPI procedures for sampling and lot acceptance, stiffness, tear resistance, air permeability, and thickness" (September 25, 2014)

T 560 "CIE whiteness and tint of paper and paperboard (d/0 geometry, C/2 illuminant/observer)" (September 26, 2014)

T 840 "Determining construction (nominal basis weight) of corrugated board" (September 26, 2014; proposed withdrawal and reissuance as a Useful Method)

General Announcements

The Community Classification Standards Board (CCSB) is researching the transportation characteristics related to the shipping of both paper towels and wrapping paper in accordance with the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) standard. NMFC is a standard used by the trucking industry that provides a comparison of commodities moving in commerce.

CCSB has designed a questionnaire to be completed by manufacturers and shippers of each product. The source of the information furnished will be identified only as "shipper," and no confidential information will be released. The CCSB would also welcome an opportunity to visit shipping facilities and observe shipments as they are presented to the carrier.

The CCSB would like the questionnaire on paper towels submitted no later than September 15, 2014, and the questionnaire on wrapping paper by September 22, 2014. If your company is a manufacturer or shipper of paper towels and/or wrapping paper, and you have not already received the questionnaire directly from CCSB, please contact, and a copy of the letter and questionnaire can be sent to you.


The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) announces that the first seven international standards in the rapidly expanding industry of solid biofuels have been published. In addition, work has also begun on part 8 of the series.

The newly published documents are as follows: ISO 17225 Solid biofuels — Fuel specifications and classes — Part 1 General requirements; Part 2 Graded wood pellets; Part 3 Graded wood briquettes; Part 4 Graded wood chips; Part 5 Graded firewood; Part 6 Graded non-woody pellets; and Part 7 Graded non-woody briquettes. The new project, Part 8, will cover thermally treated and densified biomass fuels

ASABE is accredited by the American National Standards Institute as the administrator for the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the ISO committee on solid biofuels, TC 238, which was established in 2007 in response to growing global trade in the subject commodities. Currently, there are over two dozen projects in development within ISO on solid biofuels. Individuals, companies, or organizations interested in joining the committee or wishing additional details regarding TC 238 may contact ASABE.

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300, emailing or visiting



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Plans are already underway for the 100th Anniversary of TAPPI, which will be observed during the 2015 PaperCon Conference in Atlanta, April 19-22.2015.

As part of the celebration, TAPPI and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have invited ISO Technical Committee TC 6 and its subcommittees and working groups to hold its 2015 meeting during the PaperCon week.

To keep up with the 100th Anniversary plans, there's a special website: On this site you can also sign up for the special newsletter for this event.
Overdue Reports Distributed

Reports outlining the overdue reviews for Standards and TIPs were sent to the Quality and Standards Management Committee (Q&SMC) on August 5, 2014. Copies of these reports were also sent to the assigned Working Group Chairmen for these overdue reviews as well as to chairmen of the appropriate technical groups in TAPPI.

Anyone who did not receive the overdue reports but who have an interest may obtain copies by requesting them from

Working Group Chairmen: These reports were sent to you for your information and action, if required. Q&SMC may, according to the Standards Guidelines, withdraw any Standards or TIPs whose reviews are overdue, especially if it appears that little progress is being made on the Work Item. If more information or indications of progress on these Work Items are received prior to the next meeting (November 4, 2014), Q&SMC will take these reports of progress under consideration. 

If you are working on a Standard that will be ready to go to the Standards Advisory Review Group (SARG) for final approval, please be aware that the SARG agenda must be posted on the web at least 50 days before their next meeting on November 4, 2014. This means that any standards that are ready for SARG must be submitted no later than September 8, 2014,, in order to be included in the Fall 2014 SARG agenda. 

To provide updates regarding these reports, send a message to no later than Monday, November 3, 2014, in order to be able to provide this information to Q&SMC at their next meeting.

Acronyms You May Need to Know

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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 Chairman
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

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