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Monday, December 31, 2012

Recent Standards Committee Activities

TAPPI issues a Standards & TIPS Action Report (STAR) on a regular basis to keep industry personnel up to speed with activities in various committees and organizations.

TAPPI STAR - December 2012

Some highlights include:
  • Announcement of TAPPI Standards in Ballot
  • TAPPI Standards coming up for review
  • Announcements:
    • Technical Experts Needed for New TAPPI Standard - Recycling of Aqueous Coatings
    • Seeking experts for two ISO TC 6 Groups
      • Measurement and Characterization of Nanocellulose
      • Automated Testing
    • Process and Product Quality Division is Seeking Officers
    • TAPPI Standards Approved as American National Standards
ISO Technical Committee 6 (pulp, paper and paperboard) met in October 2012 at FPInnovations in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  Most of the working groups met including WG 3 (Optical Properties), WG 27 (Tissue) and two ad-hoc committees discussing in-line testing and off-line, automated testing.

Technidyne is actively involved in organizations such as TAPPI, ISO and PAPTAC to ensure there are meaningful and usable standards for us in the Paper Industry.