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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

ISO Optical Properties Authorized Lab (OPAL) Meeting - April 19 & 20, 2015

OPAL Attendees (L-R): Lyne Cormier (FPInnovations), Sylvie Moreau-Tabiche (CTP), Li Yang (Innventia), Joanne Zwinkles (Chair WG3), Nick Riggs (Technidyne), and Todd Popson (Technidyne)
The ISO OPAL (Optical Properties Authorized Laboratory) group met in Atlanta, Georgia, USA April 19 & 20, 2015 in conjunction with the ISO TC6 (pulp, paper and paperboard) and TAPPI PaperCon.  This group is comprised of organizations which have been approved via ISO 4094 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)
  * CTP (France)