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 online on May 12, 2022. The next meeting will be scheduled for October 20, 2022.

Anyone may participate in the SARG meeting.  Please contact [email protected] if you would like to be added to the virtual meeting or if you have any questions.  Members who have particular concerns or questions about specific methods are encouraged to attend the SARG meeting.

The agenda for the next SARG meeting is listed below and contains the methods that have achieved the proper votes to be considered for approval. Please click on the below Standards to download a copy of the draft. Send a message to [email protected] if you have any comments or appeals prior to the SARG meeting.

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Thursday, October 20, 2022
1PM – 2PM (Eastern time)

I. Welcome and Introduction

II. Statement of Antitrust Compliance

III.   Approval of Agenda

IV. Approval of minutes from May 12, 2022

V. Standards ready for final approval

* = eligible to be submitted to ANSI as an American National Standard

T 207 Water solubility of wood and pulp (Reaffirmed)

*T 212 One percent sodium hydroxide solubility of wood and pulp (Reaffirmed)

*T 236 Kappa number of pulp (Revision)

T 254 Cupriethylenediamine disperse viscosity of pulp (falling ball method) (Reaffirmed)

*T 262 Preparation of mechanical pulps for testing (Reaffirmed)

T 265 Natural dirt in wood chips (Reaffirmed)

*T 274 Laboratory screening of pulp (Master Screen-type instrument) (Reaffirmed)

*T 281 Open drum washer mat sampling technique (Reaffirmed)

*T 403 Burst strength of paper (Revision)

*T 413 Ash in wood, pulp, paper and paperboard combustion at 900°C (Reaffirmed)

*T 419 Starch in Paper (Reaffirmed)

T 421 Qualitative (including optical microscopic) analysis of mineral filler and mineral coating of paper (Reclassified)

T 431 Ink absorbency of blotting paper  (Reaffirmed)

T 433 Water resistance of sized paper and paperboard (dry indicator method) (Withdrawn)

*T 449 Bacteriological examination of paper and paperboard (Revision)

*T 464 Water vapor transmission rate of paper and paperboard at high temperature and humidity (Reaffirmed)

*T 519 Diffuse opacity of paper (d/0 paper backing) (Reaffirmed)

*T 525 Diffuse brightness of paper, paperboard and pulp (d/0) – ultraviolet level C (Reaffirmed)

*T 534 Brightness of clay and other mineral pigments (d/0 diffuse) (Revision)

*T 536 Resistance of paper to passage of air (high-pressure Gurley method) (Reaffirmed)

T 559 Grease resistance test for paper and paperboard (Reaffirmed)

*T 578 Accelerated light aging of printing and writing paper by xenon-arc exposure (Reaffirmed)

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

*T 600 Analysis of formaldehyde in aqueous solutions and free formaldehyde in resins (Reaffirmed)

T 604 Sulfur dioxide in sulfite cooking liquor (Reaffirmed)

*T 653 Specular gloss of paper and paperboard at 20 degrees (Revised)

*T 802 Drop test for fiberboard shipping containers (Reaffirmed)

*T 809 Flat crush of corrugating medium (CMT test) (Revision)

*T 810 Bursting strength of currogated board (Reaffirmed)

*T 821 Pin adhesion of currogated board by selective separation (Reaffirmed)

*T 822 Ring crush of paperboard (rigid support method) (Reaffirmed)

*T 832 Water absorption of currogating medium: float curl method (Revision)

*T 1006 Testing of fiber glass mats use of modified TAPPI procedures for sampling and lot acceptance, stiffness, tear resistance, and thickness (Reaffirmation)

*T 1007 Sample location for fiber glass mat sheets (Reaffirmation)

*T 1013 Loss on ignition of fiber glass mats (Reaffirmation)

*T 1210 Units of measurement and conversion factors mats (Reaffirmed)

*T 1214 Interrelation of reflectance, R0; reflectivity, R; TAPPI opacity, C0.89; scattering, s; and absorption, k (Reaffirmed)

*T 1216 Indices for whiteness, yellowness, brightness, and luminous reflectance factor (Reaffirmed)

*T 1219 Storage of paper samples for optical measurements and color matching (Reaffirmed)

VI. Other business

VII.    Next meeting

VIII.   Adjournment