Updates to Standards

The purpose of this web page is to provide information on TAPPI Standards that have been revised or added since the issuance of the most recent set on February 1, 2016. This page will be regularly updated until the next issuance of the set on CD in March 2017.

Whether you have purchased the full set on CD or purchased the full set on a print-on-demand basis, this page will provide you with information on new or revised documents so that you may purchase individual copies of the updates if you wish.

TAPPI Standards are normally updated a minimum of twice a year, following one of the meetings of the Standards Advisory Review Group (SARG). The SARG is the final approval stage on a new or revised method, so groups of revisions will be added to the set following the SARG meetings. Please bookmark this page and return to it periodically to see if updates have occurred.

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The documents accessible via the Company License or Individual License are continually updated, so the set is always current.


The following Standards and TIPs have been published since the beginning of the year:

T 543 Bending Resistance of Paper (Gurley-Type Tester)

T 556 Bending Resistance of Paper And Paperboard by Single-Point Bending Methods

T 564 Transparent Chart for the Estimation of Defect Size

T 627 Determination of Titanium Dioxide

T 807 Bursting Strength of Linerboard

T 822 Ring Crush of Paperboard (Rigid Support Method)

T 1009 Tensile Strength and Elongation at Break for Fiber Glass Mats

T 211 Ash in Wood, Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard: Combustion at 525°C

T 252 pH and Electrical Conductivity of Hot Water Extracts of Pulp, Paper and Paperboard

T 412 Moisture in Pulp, Paper and Paperboard

T 476 Abrasion Loss of Paper and Paperboard (Taber-Type Method)

T 578 Accelerated Light Aging of Printing and Writing Paper by Xenon-Arc Exposure Apparatus

T 631 Microbiological Enumeration of Process Water and Slush Pulp

T 800 Drum Test for Fiberboard Shipping Containers (Revolving Hexagonal Drum)

T 581 Dry tensile properties of paper towel and tissue products (using constant rate of elongation apparatus)

T 278 Pulp Screening (Valley-Type Screening Device)

T 227 Freeness of Pulp (Canadian Standard Method)

T 821 Pin Adhesion of Corrugated Board by Selective Separation

T 519 Diffuse Opacity of Paper (d/0 paper backing)

T 827 Box Blank Dimensioning

T 809 Flat Crush of Corrugated Medium (CMT Test)

T 811 Edgewise Compressive Strength of Corrugated Fiberboard (Short Column Test)

T 810 Bursting Strength of Corrugated and Solid Fiberboard

T 448 Water Vapor Transmission Rate of Paper and Paperboard at 23ºC and 50% RH

T 413 Ash in Wood, Pulp, Paper and Paperboard: Combustion at 900ºC

T 526 Blister Resistance of Coated Paper in Heatset Printing

T 400 Sampling and Accepting a Single Lot of Paper, Paperboard, Containerboard or Related Product

T 802 Drop Test for Fiberboard Shipping Containers

T 204 Solvent Extractives of Wood and Pulp

T 418 Organic Nitrogen in Paper and Paperboard

T 525 Diffuse Brightness of Paper, Paperboard and Pulp (d/0) – Ultraviolet Level C

T 832 Water Absorption of Corrugating Medium: Float Curl Method

T 1214 Interrelation of Reflectance, R0; Reflectivity, R∞; TAPPI Opacity, C0.89; Scattering, s; and Absorption, k

T 1219 Storage of Paper Samples for Optical Measurements and Color Matching

TIP 0416-02 Definitions of black liquor recovery furnace availability

TIP 0606-24 Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) safe storage and handling

TIP 0404-28 Method for evaluating thickness of wet press fabrics


The following TIPs have been withdrawn since the beginning of the year:

TIP 0305-27 In-process checklist

TIP 0306-02 Computer assisted mounting systems

TIP 0404-37 Press roll cover application guidelines