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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 579 om-18 Diffuse brightness of paper, paperboard and pulp (d/0) (ultraviolet level D65)

Approved reaffirmation of current American National Standards:

T 530 om-18 Size test for paper by ink resistance (Hercules-type method)
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)

Approved revision of current American National Standards:
T 281 sp-18 Open drum washer mat sampling technique

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 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 812 om-13 Ply separation of solid and corrugated fiberboard (wet) (September 3, 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 draft in ballot.
TIPs under review

Listed below are TAPPI TIPs that were recently sent out to the Working Group for reviewing them. The date when the Work Item was opened is shown for each TIP, as well as 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
- 7/5/18 TIP 0304-02 Box plant quality measurement: why test? WGC: Dick Target
- 7/5/18 TIP 0304-19 Curtain coating weight test. WGC: Mike Jackson
- 7/5/18 TIP 0304-30 Calibration and maintenance of the manually operated micrometer. WGC: Steve Schmidt
- 7/5/18 TIP 0304-39 In-line coating at the corrugator. WGC: Mike Jackson
- 7/5/18 TIP 0304-40 Techniques for bonding of densified liners. WGC: Jeff Gebauer
- 7/6/18 TIP 0304-01 Procedure for setting up a raw material trial on the corrugator. WGC: Ted Altman
- 7/6/18 TIP 0304-58 An explanation of the toxics in packaging (formerly CONEG) heavy metal guidelines. WGC: Ted Altman

0305 - Production
- 7/5/18 TIP 0305-07 Purchase order. WGC: Steve Schmidt
- 7/5/18 TIP 0305-21 Ordering cutting dies. WGC: Ron Spice
- 7/5/18 TIP 0305-25 Buying, storing, and handling adhesives. WGC: Steve Schmidt
- 7/5/18 TIP 0305-26 Introduction to the flow chart. WGC: Steve Schmidt
- 7/5/18 TIP 0305-33 Cleanup procedures for flexo folder gluer/rotary diecutters. WGC: Kevin Erbe
- 7/5/18 TIP 0305-39 Troubleshooting the diecutting section. WGC: Ron Spice
- 7/5/18 TIP 0305-42 Folding section. WGC: Kevin Erbe
- 7/5/18 TIP 0305-45 Squaring flap cut (center special) boxes. WGC: Kevin Erbe

0502 - Papermakers
- 7/6/18 TIP 0502-01 Paper machine vacuum selection factors. WGC: Douglas Sweet

If you would like to participate in the Working Group for reviewing any of these TIPs, please write to 
General Announcements

NEW TIPs proposed

Two new TIPs in the areas of Pulp Manufacture and Engineering have been proposed. Any individuals who are interested to review the final draft for these TIPs may request it to the Standards Department at and send comments to this same e-mail address within 30 days of this notice.

The titles and scopes for the two TIPs are shown below. The WI number indicates the Work Item number.

0609 - Nonwood Plant Fibers
WI 140609.01  Common or local names for a nonwood fiber raw material 
Nonwood fiber raw materials offer pulp and paper makers a vast potential resource in addition to trees. 
One of the difficulties encountered often is matching the common or local name for a particular nonwood fiber raw material with its scientific name so that one can search for available technical literature on the nonwood fiber raw material.
This TIP provides the scientific names and the common/local names of nonwood fiber raw materials that are currently used by the international pulp and paper industry or that have been the focus of published research. The list likely does not include all of the nonwood fiber raw materials that have been studied in research papers, and it should be considered a work-in-progress.
As much as possible, this TIP includes the common names in English, French, German and Spanish. In addition, common/local names in other languages are included where known.

0425 - Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability
WI 160425.03  Guidelines for usage of MAP on raw Yankee surfaces
This Technical Information Paper (TIP) will provide general guidelines for the usage of MAP to protect raw Yankee dryer surfaces after grinding or polishing the surface of a cast iron Yankee. MAP reacts with the cast iron surface to form a ferrous-phosphate layer on the Yankee surface. This document is not meant to supersede recommendations by original equipment manufacturers.
The Work Items below are Proposals for New Standards with development or ballot in progress. 

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)

0804 - Optical Properties
WI 3035 Specular gloss at 20º -- parallel beam method

If you wish to join any of the correspondent SSIGs, please write to
Members for Working Groups of TIPs needed
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 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

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 504 Glue in paper (qualitative & quantitative determination)
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.
T 611 Analysis of bleaching powder, calcium hypochlorite bleach liquor and bleach sludge

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

Standards Ready for Final Approval at SARG
The Standards listed below are ready for final approval at next SARG meeting on October 3, 2018. 

In order to act on any appeals from TAPPI members relevant to the standards up for approval, the SARG meeting is open to anyone for participation. The information for the SARG meeting is shown on Section "Announcement of SARG meeting". If you would like to review the draft, a copy with links to the documents up for approval has been posted on the SARG page**. Any comments or appeals should be sent to within 30 days of this notice. 

(* indicates Standards eligible for submission as American National Standards)

1. *T 205 "Forming handsheets for physical tests of pulp"
2. *T 218 "Forming handsheets for reflectance testing of pulp (Büchner funnel procedure)"
3. *T 266 "Determination of sodium, calcium, copper, iron and manganese in pulp and paper by atomic absorption"
4. *T 271 "Fiber length of pulp and paper by automated optical analyzer using polarized light"
5. *T 275 "Screening of pulp (Somerville-type equipment)"
6. *T 491 "Water immersion number of paperboard"
7.  *T 551 "Thickness of paper and paperboard (soft platen method)"
8. *T 568 "Physical area of sub-visible contraries in pulp, paper, and paperboard by image analysis"
9.  T 676 "Viscosity of starch and starch products" – for WITHDRAWAL
10. T 818 "Ring crush of paperboard (flexible beam method)"
11. *T 834 "Determination of containerboard roll hardness"
12. *T 1217 "Photometric linearity of optical properties instruments"
13. *T 1218 "Calibration of reflectance standards for hemispherical geometry"
14. *T 1500 "Optical measurements terminology (related to appearance evaluation of paper)"
15. *T 1501 "Training standard for paper machine tender"

Announcement of SARG Meeting

The next meeting of the Standards Advisory Review Group (SARG) is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 1:30 – 2:00 pm (CENTRAL time), at the Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, WI, the site of the 2018 Tissue event. The meeting will be in the Linden Room. SARG approval is the last step prior to publication for any new or revised standard.

In order to act on any appeals from TAPPI 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 September 24, 2018, to

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 6, 2018. 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 (October 3, 2018), Q&SMC will take these reports of progress under consideration.

To provide updates regarding these reports, send a message to no later than September 27, 2018, in order to be able to provide this information to Q&SMC at their October 3 meeting. 

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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