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 April 18, 2018. The next meeting is scheduled for the week of October 4, 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)
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
1:30pm – 2:00pm (EASTERN time)
Room: TBD
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, IN

Conference Call Number: US / Int’l: 303-248-0285
Passcode: 2097249#

  1. Welcome and introductions

  2. Antitrust Statement

  3. Approval of Agenda

  4. Approval of Minutes from October 3, 2018 meeting

  5. Standards ready for final approval

(* indicates Standards eligible for submission as American National Standards)

  1. * T 230 Viscosity of pulp (capillary viscometer method)

  2. * T 282 Hexeneuronic acid content of chemical pulp

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

  4. * T 496 Specimen preparation for cross directional internal tearing resistance for paper, paperboard and related materials

  5. * T 812 Ply separation of solid and corrugated fiberboard (wet)

VI.          Other business

VII.         Next meeting

VIII.       Adjournment