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 virtually on June 1st, 2023. The next meeting will be scheduled for October 26th, 2023.

Anyone may participate in the SARG meeting.  Please contact 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. If you have any questions, comments or appeals, prior to the SARG meeting.


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Thursday, October 26, 2023, 1pm-2pm (EST)


Meeting ID: 850 6892 5218

Passcode: 993929

  1. Welcome and Introductions

  2. Statement of Antitrust Compliance
    • The meeting will be held in accordance with TAPPI’s Antitrust Policy and Procedures.
    • TAPPI’s aim is to promote research and education, and to arrange for the collection, dissemination and interchange of technical concepts and information in fields of interest to its members. TAPPI is not intended to, and may not, play any role in the competitive decisions of its members or their employers, or in any way restrict competition among companies.


  1. Approval of Agenda

  2. Approval of Minutes from June 1, 2023, meeting

  3. Standards ready for final approval

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

    *T 1501 Training standard for paper machine tender(Reaffirmation)


    *T 230  Viscosity of pulp (capillary viscometer method)(Reaffirmation)


    T 244     Acid-insoluble ash in wood, pulp, paper, and paperboard(Reaffirmation)


    *T 282  Hexeneuronic acid content of chemical pulp(Reaffirmation)


    *T 410  Grammage of paper and paperboard (weight per unit area)(Reaffirmation)


    T 429     Alpha-cellulose in paper(Reaffirmation)


    *T 452  Brightness of pulp, paper, and paperboard (directional reflectance at 457 nm)(Revision)


    *T 496  Specimen preparation for cross directional internal tearing resistance for paper, paperboard and related materials(Reaffirmation)


    *T 545  Cross-machine grammage profile measurement (gravimetric method)(Reaffirmation)


    T 617     Analysis of lime(Reaffirmation)


    T 622     Analysis of sodium hydrosulfite(Reaffirmation)


    T 665     Analysis of talc(Reaffirmation)


    *T 692  Determination of suspended solids in kraft green and white liquors(Revision)


    *T 811  Edgewise compressive strength of corrugated fiberboard (short column test)(Reaffirmation)


    T 824     Fluted edge crush of corrugating medium (flexible beam method)(Reaffirmation)


  4. Open Discussions

  5. Next Meeting

  6. Adjournment