Developing Technical Information Papers (TIPs)

How to Submit a Technical Information Paper (TIP)

Are you interested in submitting or reviewing a Technical Information Paper (TIP)? Getting started is easy, and which steps you take depend on how far along you are with your idea.

First, you can consult our complete list of subject categories for TIPs below, or view the PDF list.

If you have a general idea for a TIP, simply complete the New Idea Submission Form. We will review your idea and identify the right committee or group to work on your suggestion.

If you already have an initial draft for a TIP that contains, at minimum, a description of the scope of the document, you can send it along to tip@tappi.org. A Standards manager will then work with you to ensure the required formatting for a TIP is followed and to obtain the necessary number of reviewers as outlined in the TIPs Guidelines.

Regulations and Style Guidelines for Technical Information Papers (TIPs)

If you are already at the writing stage, we provide complete regulations and style guidelines for Technical Information Papers. These guidelines include:

  • How to write a TIP using proper terminology and format
  • How to use a checklist to ensure all required sections are included
  • How the working group chairperson and working groups fit into the process of preparing a TIP

Download the complete guidelines to learn more.


How to Review a Technical Information Paper (TIP)

You can get involved in the TIP review process by joining a Working Group. These groups are a great way to have discussions with experts around the world on critical processes and procedures in the industry.

All members in good standing are invited to participate in Working Groups. Each group requires a minimum of 3 TAPPI members from 3 different companies to approve the content of a TIP.

Review Schedule for TAPPI Technical Information Papers (TIPs)

Any interested member may access drafts of TIPs currently in review and development for the purpose of submitting comments. You can find the list of TIPs up for review in the current year by consulting our review schedule.


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Technical information papers
Machinery Considerations and Selection, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-06 (2007)

Machinery Considerations and Selection, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-06 (2007)

Technical information papers
Statistical Process Control of Starch Gelatinization Temperature, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-14 (2002)

Statistical Process Control of Starch Gelatinization Temperature, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-14 (2002)

Technical information papers
Checking the flute depth of corrugating rolls, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-75 (2010)

Checking the flute depth of corrugating rolls, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-75 (2015)

Technical information papers
The edge crush test (ECT): its relationship to box compression and its derivation from containerboard edge stiffness, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-09 (2014)

The edge crush test (ECT): its relationship to box compression and its derivation from containerboard edge stiffness, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-09 (2014)

Technical information papers
Titanium dioxide pigment index, Technical Information Paper TIP 0106-07 (2008) WITHDRAWN 2011

Titanium dioxide pigment index, Technical Information Paper TIP 0106-07 (2008) WITHDRAWN 2011

Technical information papers
Physical Data of Calcined Kaolin-Water Suspensions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0106-09 (2006)

Physical Data of Calcined Kaolin-Water Suspensions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0106-09 (2006)

Technical information papers
Physical Data of Calcium Carbonate - Water Suspensions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0106-01 (2002)

Physical Data of Calcium Carbonate - Water Suspensions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0106-01 (2002)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for inspecting batch digesters, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-22 (2019)

Guidelines for inspecting batch digesters, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-22 (2019)

Technical information papers
Total indicated runout and its impact on combined board quality, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-56 (2009)

Total indicated runout and its impact on combined board quality, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-56 (2009)

Technical information papers
Corrugator bearing clearance checks and their impact, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-47 (2018)

Corrugator bearing clearance checks and their impact, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-47 (2018)

Technical information papers
Computer assisted mounting systems, TIP 0306-02 (2017)

Computer assisted mounting systems, TIP 0306-02 (2017)

Technical information papers
Stacking off the rotary diecutter, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-46 (2010)

Stacking off the rotary diecutter, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-46 (2010)

Technical information papers
Housekeeping at Order and Shift Change and Weekly, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-32 (2007)

Housekeeping at Order and Shift Change and Weekly, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-32 (2007)

Technical information papers
In-Process Checklist, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-27 (2004) WITHDRAWN

In-Process Checklist, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-27 (2004) WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Proper use of pull bands, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-18 (2013)

Proper use of pull bands, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-18 (2013)

Technical information papers
Understanding Hazardous Materials Warning Labels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-41 (2003)

Understanding Hazardous Materials Warning Labels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-41 (2003)

Technical information papers
Rotary diecutter urethane anvil maintenance, Technical Information Paper - TIP 0305-35 (2007)

Rotary diecutter urethane anvil maintenance, Technical Information Paper - TIP 0305-35 (2007)

Technical information papers
Box plant quality measurement: why test?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-02 (2008)

Box plant quality measurement: why test?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-02 (2008)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for Evaluating the Quality of Boiler Tube Butt Welds with Ultrasonic Testing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-31 (2006)

Guidelines for Evaluating the Quality of Boiler Tube Butt Welds with Ultrasonic Testing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-31 (2006)

Technical information papers
Paper machine reel-spool journals: guidelines for crack testing and repair or replacement, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-34 (2011)

Paper machine reel-spool journals: guidelines for crack testing and repair or replacement, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-34 (2011)