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PAPTAC disbanding its Standard Methods Committee


July 3, 2015
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The PAPTAC Standard Methods Committee will be officially dissolved as of October 1, 2015, based on the recommendation of the association’s executive council.

The PAPTAC Standard Methods Committee will be officially dissolved as of October 1, 2015, based on the recommendation of the association’s executive council.

A communiqué to members explains that the status of this committee has been widely discussed among committee members and PAPTAC Councillors, and the dissolution has been chosen as the most logical option due to the lack of industry support and participation.

Also cited is the increased tendency for the industry to use ISO or TAPPI standards instead of PAPTAC methods  bcause most of Canadian pulp and paper products are exported.

PAPTAC standard methods will no longer be revised and will become archival documents. However, they will remain available on PAPTAC’s website for reference only, along with PAPTAC’s useful methods.

Current users of PAPTAC standard methods are advised to use or refer to ISO or TAPPI test methods instead of PAPTAC standard methods, as of October 1st, 2015.

IN the communiqué, the PAPTAC executive council and staff recognized the work and dedication of the committee members over the years, especially Wayne Bichard, who was the Chairman of the Standard Methods Committee for many years. Current committee members were also thanked: Maurice Douek, Cathy Joss, Todd Popson, Emil Koller, Stephen Heaney, John Walkinshaw, Maureen O’Neill, Patrice Mangin, Paul Scudamore, Robert Marineau and Sandy Berreth.


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