Technical Committee for Pulp and Paper Testing (TEST)


This technical committee deals with:

  • procedures for physical testing of mechanical pulp, chemical pulp, fillers and pigments, paper, board and cardboard. The measuring methods are subjected to critical testing (using cooperative tests if necessary)
  • the chemical and chemical-technological testing of chemical pulp, paper and process materials for paper production
  • the preparation or updating of new ZELLCHEMING leaflets about the procedures mentioned, unless they are subject to other standards
  • seminars as further education measures at the interface between pulp and paper technology as well as the testing of fibrous materials, fillers and paper, including paper physics

The standardisation work concentrates on those fields that are not or are only inadequately covered by DIN, CEN and ISO. The areas of focus here are:

  • testing of mechanical pulp
  • testing of fillers and pigments
  • testing of sanitary papers
  • testing of printing papers
  • online sensor technology
  • influences of chemical parameters

The technical committee has the following technical sub-committees:

  • testing of fillers and pigments
  • testing of printing papers
  • online sensor technology
  • testing of chemical influencing parameters

There is a close working relationship with the Technical Committees:

  • for Chemical Pulping
  • for Mechanical Pulping
  • for Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives
  • for Paper Making
  • for Paperboard Technology
  • for Coating of Paper and Board

as well as with DIN (NA 074), ISO (ISO/TC 6).


Head of the technical committee
Dr.-Ing. Heinz-Joachim Schaffrath
Institution for Paper Science and Technology gGmbH
Alexanderstr. 8
D-64283 Darmstadt
Tel.: +49 (61 51) 16 24 08
Fax: +49 (61 51) 16 24 54