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Public review of TAPPI Test Methods.

The system for review and development of TAPPI Test Methods requires an announcement of review dates for methods so that any interested TAPPI members may access the drafts and submit comments.

Listed below are the methods that will be up for review from July 2003 through December 2003 The date indicated is the date on which the draft will be posted for review by TAPPI members in the Members Only section of the TAPPI website. Go to the home page (www.tappi.org), log on with your member ID and password, click on the "My TAPPI" link to access your personal page, then click on "Test Method Public Draft Review" on the left-hand side of the page. You do not have to be a member of the Standard Specific Interest Group for any method in order to comment on the draft.

If you have joined the Standard Specific Interest Group for any of these methods, you will receive a notice for ballot at the proper time with instructions for casting your vote and making your comments. If you wish to join the Standard Specific Interest Group for a particular method, please contact Charles Bohanan at TAPPI (cbohanan@tappi.org, or phone + 1 770 209-7276 or fax + 1 770 446-6947).

* TAPPI Test Methods up for review, July-December 2003:

* T 555 om-99 "Roughness of Paper and Paperboard (Print-Surf Method)" (July 1, 2003)

* T 631 om-99 "Microbiological Enumeration of Process Water and Slush Pulp" (July 9, 2003)

* T 487 pm-99 "Fungus Resistance of Paper and Paperboard" (July 15, 2003)

* T 278 sp-99 "Pulp Screening (Valley-type Screening Device)" (August 19, 2003)

* T 227 om-99 "Freeness of Pulp (Canadian Standard Method)" (August 21, 2003)

* T 529 om-99 "Surface pH Measurement of Paper" (August 22, 2003)

* T 489 om-99 "Bending Resistance (Stiffness) of Paper and Paperboard (Taber-type Tester in Basic Configuration" (August 25, 2003)

* T 813 om-99 "Tensile Test for the Manufacturer's Joint of Fiberboard Shipping Containers" (August 26, 2003)

* T 802 om-99 "Drop Test for Fiberboard Shipping Containers" (August 27, 2003)

* T 831 om-99 "Water Absorption of Corrugating Medium: Water Drop Penetration Test" (August 28, 2003)

* T 809 om-99 "Flat Crush of Corrugating Medium (CMT Test)" (August 29, 2003)

* T 230 om-99 "Viscosity of Pulp (Capillary Viscometer Method)" (September 3, 2003)

* T 650 om-99 "Solids Content of Black Liquor" (September 22, 2003)

* T 236 om-99 "Kappa Number of Pulp" (October 20, 2003)

* T 406 om-99 "Reducible Sulfur in Paper and Paper board" (November 19, 2003)

* T 280 pm-99 "Acetone Extractives of Wood and Pulp" (November 21, 2003)

* T 279 pm-99 "Effective Fiber Length Index by Zero/Short-Span Tensile Testing" (November 26, 2003)

* T 515 sp-99 "Visual Grading and Color Matching of Paper" (December 9, 2003)

* T 458 cm-94 "Surface Wettability of Paper (Angle of Contact Method)" (December 12, 2003)

* T 491 om-99 "Water Immersion Test of Paperboard" (December 15, 2003) $!
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