Standards Advisory Review Group

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 April 17, 2018. The next meeting is scheduled for October 3, 2018 in Appleton, WI. For conference call-in information, contact before September 24, 2018. 

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 September 24, 2018.

The agenda for the upcoming SARG meeting is listed below containing the methods that have achieved the proper votes to be considered for approval. 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 (SARG)
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
1:30 – 2:00 pm (CENTRAL time)
Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel
Linden Room
Appleton, WI

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 17, 2018 meeting

  1. Standards ready for final approval

(* 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”

VI.          Other business

VII.         Next meeting

VIII.       Adjournment

SARG meeting – SPRING 2019 (Local, date and time to be determined)

Standards ready for final approval
(* indicates Standards eligible for submission as American National Standards)
1. * T 812 Ply separation of solid and corrugated fiberboard (wet)