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Technidyne's Popson Leads US Delegation in Australia

CEO & President of Technidyne Corporation, Todd Popson, led the United States delegation in the recent ISO TC 6 (paper, board and pulps) meetings in Melbourne, Australia (November 18-22, 2019). 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. were Dave Loebker, PhD (Proctor & Gamble), Jeff Lundeen, PhD (Georgia-Pacific), and Nick Riggs (Technidyne).


US Delegation at ISO TC 6 in Melbourne (L to R): Todd Popson, Jeff Lundeen, Nick Riggs and Dave Loebker

The U.S. TAG is a group of 30 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 186 published ISO standards and 34 ISO standards currently in development. Due to updates and new developments, several new working groups were established or are being considered based on meetings in Melbourne:


· Proposed New working groups on Lignin analyses and Kraft liquor analyses

· New working groups: WG 46 Standard atmosphere and WG 47 Water absorptiveness of paper and board


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

· WG 15 Pulp methods


TC 6 /SC 2:

· WG 25 Surface roughness

· WG 26 Microbiological test methods

· WG 27 Tissue test methods

· WG 39 Printability testing (joint with TC 130)

· WG 41 Contact angle

· WG 45 Corrugated fibreboard test methods

· WG 46 Standard atmosphere

· WG 47 Water absorptiveness of paper and board

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