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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Popson Named Chairman of ISO U.S. TAG

Upon the recent passing of Prof. John Walkinshaw, Todd Popson, CEO & President of Technidyne Corporation has been named the new Chairman of the United States Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for ISO TC 6.  Mr. Popson has been a member of the US TAG since 2002. He has been active in Working Group 3 (optical properties), WG 7 (cores for reels of paper), WG 10 (automated testing), WG 25 (surface roughness), and WG 27 (tissue test methods). 

ISO TC 6 (paper, board and pulps) is responsible for standardization in the field of paper, board and pulps and cellulosic nanomaterials (CNM), including terminology, sampling procedures, test methods, product and quality specifications, and the establishment and maintenance of appropriate calibration systems.  The U.S. TAG is responsible for developing the United States position on proposed new work items and the review of existing work items. There are 178 published ISO Standards related to this TC. There are 28 participating countries and 31 observing countries to ISO TC 6.

The next meeting of ISO TC 6 will be in June 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.  The U.S. TAG for ISO TC 6 will meet in October in association with the TAPPI CorrExpo in Louisville, KY.