Standards Advisory Review Group

The Standards Advisory Review Group (SARG) is a group of TAPPI members appointed by the Quality and Standards Management Committee (Q&SMC) who are familiar with the TAPPI Standards process and are qualified to participate in the final review of Standards after they have been approved by the appropriate Standards-Specific Interest Group (SSIG).

The Standards Advisory Review Group (SARG) is responsible for determining that the Standards review and/or development process has been properly followed, and that all negatives and comments have been resolved as required by these regulations. The SARG is appointed to terms whose lengths are determined by the Q&SMC. The SARG shall have a minimum of three members, but may have as many as the Q&SMC deems appropriate.

SARG Meetings

The SARG is required to meet twice a year to act on Standards that are in the final stage of review. The last SARG meeting was held on May 18, 2016. The next meeting is scheduled for October 19, 2016 in Orlando, FL at 1:30 p.m. EST. For conference call-in information, contact Before October 12, 2016. 

The SARG meeting is open to anyone for participation; members who have particular concerns or who have issues about particular methods are especially encouraged to participate. Anyone wishing to participate in the SARG meeting may attend in person or may access the meeting via conference call. If you wish to participate, please send a message to before October 12, 2016.

The Standards listed below have achieved the proper votes to be considered for approval at the next SARG meeting. If you want to request a copy of draft in ballot, or if you have any comments or appeals to make prior to the SARG meeting, please send a message to


Standards Advisory Review Group

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

8:30 am (EASTERN time)


Eden Roc Miami Beach

Miami, FL


Conference Call Number: US: 1-866-740-1260 / Int’l: 303-248-0285

Passcode: 3544289#


  1. Welcome and introductions  
  1. Antitrust Statement  
  1. Approval of Agenda  
  1. Approval of Minutes from April 25, 2017 meeting  
  1. Standards ready for final approval

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

  1. T 204 cm-17 “Solvent extractives of wood and pulp”
  2. T 418 cm-17 “Organic nitrogen in paper and paperboard”
  3. *T 525 om-17 “Diffuse brightness of paper, paperboard and pulp (d/0) – ultraviolet level C”
  4. *T 832 om-17 “Water absorption of corrugating medium: float curl method”
  5. *T 1214 sp-17 “Interrelation of reflectance, R0; reflectivity, R ; TAPPI opacity, C0.89; scattering, s; and absorption, k”
  6. *T 1219* sp-17 “Storage of paper samples for optical measurements and color matching”  

VI.          Other business  

VII.         Next meeting  

VIII.        Adjournment