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New or Revised Standards, TIPs, and Useful Methods

Here is the list of TAPPI Standards recently approved as American National Standards:

New American National Standards:

T 419 om‐18 Starch in paper
T 452 om‐18 Brightness of pulp, paper, and paperboard (directional reflectance at 457 nm)
T 536 om‐18 Resistance of paper to passage of air (high‐pressure Gurley method)
T 830 om-18 Ink rub test of containerboard and corrugated board
T 1210 sp‐18 Units of measurement and conversion factors

Approved reaffirmation of current American National Standards:

T 212 om‐18 One percent sodium hydroxide solubility of wood and pulp
T 262 sp-18 Units of measurement and conversion factors
T 464 om‐18 Diffuse brightness of paper, paperboard and pulp (d/O) (ultraviolet level D65)
T 547 om‐18 Air permeance of paper and paperboard (Sheffield method)

Approved revision of current American National Standards:

T 839 om‐18 Edgewise compressive strength of corrugated fiberboard using the clamp method (short column test) 
T 1216 sp‐18 Indices for whiteness, yellowness, brightness, and luminous reflectance factor

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 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 230 om-13 Viscosity of pulp (capillary viscometer method) (August 16, 2018)

T 264 cm-07 Preparation of wood for chemical analysis (August 5, 2018)

T 268 om-13 Weight-volume measurement of pulpwood (August 16, 2018)

T 282 om-13 Hexeneuronic acid content of chemical pulp (August 16, 2018)

T 441 om-13 Water absorptiveness of sized (non-bibulous) paper, paperboard, and corrugated fiberboard (Cobb test) (August 12, 2018)

T 496 sp-13 Specimen preparation for cross directional internal tearing resistance for paper, paperboard and related materials (August 12, 2018)

T 512 sp-12 Creasing of flexible packaging material paper specimens for testing (August 4, 2018)

T 549 om-13 Coefficients of static and kinetic friction of uncoated writing and printing paper by use of the horizontal plane method (August 12, 2018)

T 550 om-13 Determination of equilibrium moisture in pulp, paper and paperboard for chemical analysis (August 12, 2018)

T 575 om-13 Roughness of paper and paperboard, stylus (Emveco-type) method (August 5, 2018)

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 a draft in ballot.

General Announcements

Product & Product Quality Division committees are in need of new members to support the development and maintenance of standards we all use in the manufacture of the products we deliver to our customers.

These committees discuss and make decisions on critical issues that deal with standards which are currently being used by the pulp and paper industry, as well as those which are being developed for them. 
Below are the committees which are in need of your support:

Pulp and Chemical Properties Committee

Optical Properties Committee

Physical Properties Committee

Tissue Properties Subcommittee

Joining one or more of these groups gives you and your company the opportunity to participate in the discussion and development of the standards we use for evaluating the product and product quality. Without good pulp and paper industry standards to guide us, we will not be able to deliver what our customers require.  Therefore, please consider volunteering your company and your support for these committees. 

For all those members who are already involved in Standard Specific Interest Groups (SSIG), we ask you to make the next step in standard development and maintenance participation by joining a committee today.

Meetings are held twice a year to discuss ongoing committee work. The meetings can be attended in person or by phone conference. 
Please contact Steve Berg, P&PQ Division Chairman ( or Priscila Briggs, Standards Administrator ( for more information.


Getting started is easy. Do you have just a general idea for a standard, or are you farther along and have a substantial draft? If you just have a general idea for a standard or TIP, complete the New Idea Submission Form. TAPPI will review your idea and identify an appropriate committee or group to work on your suggestion. If you are further along, send an initial draft to From there, the TAPPI Standards Manager will guide you through the appropriate process to finalize and approve the new document.

The Work Items below are Proposed New Standards with developing in progress. 

Subject Category: 0808 Physical Properties

WI 3028 Roughness of paper and paperboard, stylus (Emveco spherical tip-type method)

WI 3030 Sorptive rate and capacity of bibulous paper products using gravimetric principles (M/K Systems-type)

Subject Category: 0804 Optical Properties

WI 3035 Specular gloss at 20ยบ -- parallel beam method

If you wish to join any of the correspondent SSIGs, please write to
SSIG Members Needed

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 member to initiate a ballot:
SSIGs that need 1 member:
T 255 Water-soluble sulfates in pulp and paper
T 256 Water-soluble chlorides in pulp and paper
T 438 Zinc and cadmium in paper. 
T 602 Analysis of sulfuric acid.

SSIGs that need 2 members:
T 406 Reducible sulfur in paper and paperboard
T 572 Accelerated pollutant aging of printing and writing paper by pollution chamber exposure apparatus (needs 2 more members with interest categories different from General Interest)

SSIGs that need 3 members:
T 245 Silicates and silica in pulp (wet ash method).
T 421 Qualitative (including optical microscopic) analysis of mineral filler and mineral coating of paper.

SSIGs that need 4 or more members:
T 656 Measuring, sampling, and analyzing white waters. (4 members needed)
Participating in a SSIG is free and open to any industry expert 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
Volunteers for the following Subject Categories of Technical Information Papers (TIPs) are needed:

0301 - Safety
0304 - Process Control & Quality Assurance
0305 - Production
0306 - Flexo Printing and Graphics
0402 - Corrosion and Materials Engineering
0404 - Water Removal
0410 - Fluid Mechanics
0416 - Steam & Power/Energy Management
0502 - Papermakers
0603 - Fiber Recycling
1008 - Winding

If you are a TAPPI Member, you can join a Working Group of a TIP! Write to for more information.

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

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

Searching and Ordering TAPPI Standards, TIPs, and Useful Methods

Details on how to search and order TAPPI Standards, TIPs and Useful Methods can be found on the TAPPI website's Search and Order page.

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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