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Saturday, October 13, 2012

ISO OPAL Meeting Canada 2012

Members of the OPAL (L-R): Byron Jordan (Chair TC6), Todd Popson (Technidyne), Joanne Zwinkles (Chair WG3), Sylvie Moreau-Tabiche (CTP), Kari Niemi (Labtium), Li Yang (Innventia) and Lyne Cormier (FPInnovations) [not pictured: Jon Saatvedt (Technidyne)]
The ISO OPAL (Optical Properties Authorized Laboratory) group met in Pointe Claire (a suburb of Montreal), Quebec, Canada October 11 & 12, 2012 at FPInnovations.  This group is comprised of organizations which have been approved to provide optical calibration standards for ISO Standard 2469 conforming instruments.  The group meets in person at least every 18 months to review data and comparisons among each other. Also, procedures, issues and techniques are discussed with the group.  The Chairperson of ISO TC 6 (Technical Committee on paper, pulp and paperboard) WG3 (Working Group on optical properties) leads the discussion.  The group does share readings, data and concerns on an ongoing basis as well.  Current members include:

  * Technidyne Corporation (USA)
  * FPInnovations (Canada)
  * Innventia (Sweden)
  * Labtium (Finland)
  * CTP (France)

This coming week the full WG3 will meet to discuss existing and future work items at FPInnovations.