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Popson to Lead US Delegation

CEO & President of Technidyne Corporation, Todd Popson, will lead the United States delegation in the upcoming ISO TC 6 (paper, board and pulps) meetings in Seoul, Korea (May 14-18, 2018). Popson has been the Chairman of the U.S. TAG (Technical Advisory Group) for ISO TC 6 since 2015, and an Expert within the U.S. TAG since 2002. Joining Popson from the U.S. will be Dave Loebker (Proctor & Gamble) and Jeff Lundeen (Georgia-Pacific).


Delegates at the ISO TC 6 meeting, Stockholm, Sweden (September 2016)

The U.S. TAG is a group of Experts which are nominated and approved by ANSI (American National Standards Institute). ANSI is the official U.S. Member Body to ISO (International Standards Organization). Experts within the U.S. TAG generate positions on the work items, drafts and technical reports brought up within ISO TC 6. The scope of ISO TC 6 is, " 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."


ISO TC 6 has 184 published ISO standards and 19 ISO standards currently in development. Several interesting items to be discussed in Seoul are:

  • ISO TC 6 - the possible addition of lignin and recycled paper products to the scope

  • WG 27 (Tissue) - discussion of disintegration, bulk softness through bulk stiffness determination, and surface friction for surface softness

  • JWG 12 - Deinkability potential

The structure of ISO TC 6:

  • JWG 12 Deinkability potential (joint with TC 130)

  • TG 1 Cellulosic Nanomaterials

  • TG 2 Identification of Organizations - Environmental issues

  • WG 3 Optical properties

  • WG 4 Chemical analysis

  • WG 7 Cores for reels of paper

  • WG 11 Estimation of uncertainty

  • WG 13 Dry matter content

  • WG 14 Recycling

TC 6 /SC 2:

  • WG 25 Surface roughness

  • WG 26 Microbiological test methods

  • WG 27 Tissue test methods

  • WG 34 Flat crush resistance

  • WG 39 Printability testing (joint with TC 130)

  • WG 41 Contact angle

  • WG 43 Paper stability

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