Developing Useful Methods (UMs)

 

How to Propose new Useful Methods (UMs)

If you’re interested in submitting a new Useful Method, please consult our complete list of subject categories. 

As a member, you may submit a proposal for a new Useful Method. You can send a preliminary draft, which contains a description of the scope, to [email protected].

After your proposal is submitted, the Standards Manager will work with you to ensure that the proper format and procedure is followed, as outlined in the UM Guidelines.

 

Useful Methods Guidelines

If you are at the writing stage for your Useful Method, you can download the UM Guidelines. These guidelines describe the procedures and policies used to develop and publish Useful Methods. They also contain all the style and formatting information you will require. 

In many ways, the UM Guidelines are similar to the Standards Guidelines, but are more flexible.

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Pulp screening (Valley-type screening device), Test Method T 278 sp-09

Pulp screening (Valley-type screening device), Test Method T 278 sp-09

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A non-destructive production tool to measure the general flu

A non-destructive production tool to measure the general flute quality and damage of corrugated board using resonance frequency technology, Useful Method UM 821 (2010) WITHDRAWN

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Opacity of paper using 45°/0° geometry reflectometer, Useful Method UM 411 (2011)

Opacity of paper using 45°/0° geometry reflectometer, Useful Method UM 411 (2011)

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Amount of coating on mineral-coated paper, Useful Method UM 542 (2010)

Amount of coating on mineral-coated paper, Useful Method UM 542 (2015)

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Bulk density of wood chips, Useful Method UM 23 (2010)

Bulk density of wood chips, Useful Method UM 23 (2015)

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Color strength and shade of dye, Useful Method UM 658 (2010)

Color strength and shade of dye, Useful Method UM 658 (2015)

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Determination of useful fiber in bagasse, Useful Method UM 3 (2010)

Determination of useful fiber in bagasse, Useful Method UM 3 (2015)

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Dirt in pulp (measured by transmitted light), Useful Method UM 205 (2010)

Dirt in pulp (measured by transmitted light), Useful Method UM 205 (2015)

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Freeness of pulp (Williams tester), Useful Method UM 203 (2010)

Freeness of pulp (Williams tester), Useful Method UM 203 (2015)

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Laboratory processing of pulp (Kollergang method), Useful Method UM 258 (2010)

Laboratory processing of pulp (Kollergang method), Useful Method UM 258 (2015)