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 October 14, 2021.The next meeting will be May 12, 2022.

Anyone may participate in the SARG meeting via Zoom or conference call. Please contact[email protected]if you would like to be added to the ZOOM meeting, get a call in number, or if you have any questions. Members who have particular concerns or who have issues about specific methods are especially encouraged to participate.

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, May 12, 2022
1PM – 2PM (Eastern time)

I. Welcome and Introduction

II. Statement of Antitrust Compliance

III. Approval of Agenda

IV. Approval of minutes from May 18, 2021

V. Standards ready for final approval

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

T 203 Alpha-, beta-, and gamma-, cellulose in pulp(Reaffirmed)

*T 211 Ash in wood, pulp, paper, and paperboard: combustion at 525 degrees C(Reaffirmed)

T 221 Drainage time of pulp(Reaffirmed)

T 231 Zero-span breaking strength of pulp (dry zero-span tensile)(Reaffirmed)

T 235 Alkali solubility of pulp at 25°C(Reaffirmed)

T 237 Carboxyl content of pulp(Reaffirmed)

*T 252 pH and electrical conductivity of hot water extracts of pulp, paper, and paperboard(Reaffirmed)

T 261 Fines fraction by weight of paper stock by wet screening(Reaffirmed)

T 264 Preparation of wood for chemical analysis(Reaffirmed)

*T 268 Weight-volume measurement of pulpwood(Reaffirmed)

*T 400 Sampling and accepting a single lot of paper, paperboard, containerboard, or related product(Reaffirmed)

T 408 Rosin in paper and paperboard(Reaffirmed)

*T 412 Moisture in pulp, paper, and paperboard(Reaffirmed)

T 430 Copper number of pulp, paper, and paperboard(Reaffirmed)

*T 435 Hydrogen ion concentration (pH) of paper extracts (hot extraction method)(Reaffirmed)

*T 456 Tensile breaking strength of water-saturated paper and paperboard (“wet tensile strength”)(Revision)

T 461 Flame resistance of treated paper and paperboard(Reaffirmed)

*T 489 Bending resistance (stiffness) of paper and paperboard (Taber-type tester in basic configuration)(Revision)

*T 494 Tensile properties of paper and paperboard (using constant rate of elongation apparatus)(Revision)

T 507 Grease resistance of flexible packaging materials(Reaffirmed)

*T 509 Hydrogen ion concentration (pH) of paper extracts (cold extraction method)(Reaffirmed)

T 520 Curl of gummed flat paper(Reaffirmed)

*T 538 Roughness of paper and paperboard (Sheffield method)(Reaffirmed)

*T 543 Bending resistance of paper (Gurley-type tester)(Reaffirmed)

*T 546 Machine-direction grammage variation measurement (gravimetric method)(Reaffirmed)

*T 550 Determination of equilibrium moisture in pulp, paper, and paperboard for chemical analysis(Reaffirmed)

*T 555 Roughness of paper and paperboard (print-surf method)(Revision)

*T 569 Internal bond strength (Scott type)(Revision)

*T 610 Preparation of indicators and standard solutions(Reaffirmed)

*T 646 Brightness of clay and other mineral pigments (45/0)(Reaffirmed)

*T 648 Viscosity of coating clay slurry(Revision)

*T 684 Gross heating value of black liquor(Reaffirmed)

*T 702 Rheological measurements for characterization of polyolefins: low-density polyethylene (LDPE) for extrusion coating(Revision)

T 820 Flexural stiffness of corrugated board(Withdrawal)

*T 835 Water absorption of corrugating medium: water drop absorption test(Revision)

*T 1009 Tensile Strength and elongation at break for fiber glass mats(Reaffirmed)

*T 1016 Average fiber diameter of fiber glass mats(Reaffirmed)

VI. Other business

VII. Next meeting

VIII. Adjournment