Updates to Standards

The purpose of this web page is to provide information on TAPPI Standards, TIPs and UMs that have been revised, added or withdrawn since the issuance of the previous CD in February 2019.  The next CD will be available in February 2020 and will include the below changes. 

If you have purchased the full set on CD, 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 have been published in the last year:

T 230

Viscosity of pulp (capillary viscometer method)

T 240

Consistency (concentration) of pulp suspensions

T 282

Hexeneuronic acid content of chemical pulp

T 410

Grammage of paper and paperboard (weight per unit area)

T 453

Effect of dry heat on properties of paper and board

T 496

Specimen preparation for cross directional internal tearing resistance for paper, paperboard and related materials

T 527

Color of paper and paperboard (d/0, C/2)

T 544

Aging of paper and board with moist heat

T 545

Cross-machine grammage profile measurement (gravimetric method)

T 812

Ply separation of solid and corrugated fiberboard (wet)

T 1200

Interlaboratory evaluation of test methods to determine TAPPI repeatability and reproducibility

T 1211

Self-certification practice for organizations providing reference materials for TAPPI Standards    (New Title)


The following TIPs have been published in the last year:


Procedure for setting up a raw material trial on the corrugator


Starch adhesive trial


The role of copper in a printing ink


Machinery considerations and selection


Extruded glue mechanism supplement


A guide to proper wiper roll selection for flexographic printing in the corrugated box industry


Guidelines for inspecting batch


Recommended tensions in dryer fabrics


Press fabric dewatering and conditioning – suction box (Uhle box) design and vacuum requirements  


Thermocompressor Applications for Paper Drying


Weirs and flumes


Recovery boiler energy efficiency improvements


Measuring the Pusey and Jones indentation of elastomeric roll cover materials


Guidelines for evaluation of liquid ring vacuum pump performance  


Guidelines and Procedures for Inspections and Maintenance of Yankee Dryer Doctor Systems


Selection criteria for wet end ceramics


Pilot paper and wet laid nonwoven machines


Catalog of Stock Preparation Pilot Plants


The following TIPs have been withdrawn in the last year:


Curtain coating weight test


Calibration of flexible beam crush tester


Proper methods of measuring starch adhesive viscosity


Go/no go gauge devices for the boxplant


Purchase Order


Intro to Flow Chart


Counter ejector section


Guideline for direct contact printing bar code symbols on corrugated