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
Obtaining Combined Board Caliper Off the Corrugator for Use in Statistical Process Control Procedures, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-12 (2002)

Obtaining Combined Board Caliper Off the Corrugator for Use in Statistical Process Control Procedures, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-12 (2002)

Technical information papers
Guide to the use of stainless steel pipe specifications, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-24 (2017)

Guide to the use of stainless steel pipe specifications, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-24 (2017)

Technical information papers
Cleaning anilox rolls: procedures and options, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-18 (2012)

Cleaning anilox rolls: procedures and options, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-18 (2012)

Technical information papers
Critical properties to consider when unitizing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-72 (2008)

Critical properties to consider when unitizing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-72 (2008)

Technical information papers
Qualification of welding procedures for duplex stainless steels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-29 WITHDRAWN

Qualification of welding procedures for duplex stainless steels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-29 WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Statistical process control pin adhesion, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-23 (2008)

Statistical process control pin adhesion, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-23 (2008)

Technical information papers
Clad-Steel Plate Use, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-04 (2002) WITHDRAWN

Clad-Steel Plate Use, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-04 (2002) WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Folding section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-42 (2007)

Folding section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-42 (2007)

Technical information papers
Calibration and maintenance of the manually operated micrometer, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-30 (2008)

Calibration and maintenance of the manually operated micrometer, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-30 (2008)

Technical information papers
Machinery considerations and selection: yoked scoring slotting section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-53 (2014)

Machinery considerations and selection: yoked scoring slotting section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-53 (2014)

Technical information papers
Starch Adhesive Trial, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-22 (2006)

Starch Adhesive Trial, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-22 (2006)

Technical information papers
The role of copper in a printing ink, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-61 (2008)

The role of copper in a printing ink, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-61 (2008)

Technical information papers
Short-Run Statistical Process Control: A Basic Charting Method, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-70 (2006)

Short-Run Statistical Process Control: A Basic Charting Method, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-70 (2006)

Technical information papers
Daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance press checklists , Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-34 (2008)

Daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance press checklists , Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-34 (2008)

Technical information papers
Ultrasonic testing (UT) for tube thickness in black liquor recovery boilers: Part I - Guidelines for accurate tube thickness testing Part II - Default layouts for tube thickness surveys in various boi

Ultrasonic testing (UT) for tube thickness in black liquor recovery boilers: Part I-Guidelines for accurate tube thickness testing Part II-Default layouts for tube thickness surveys in various boiler zones, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-18 (2015)

Technical information papers
Understanding formaldehyde management, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-25 (2010)

Understanding formaldehyde management, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-25 (2010)

Technical information papers
Procedure for Utilizing Statistical Control Techniques to Monitor the Tare Weight of a Run of Boxes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-35 (2003)

Procedure for Utilizing Statistical Control Techniques to Monitor the Tare Weight of a Run of Boxes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-35 (2003)

Technical information papers
Introduction to the flow chart, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-26 (2008)

Introduction to the flow chart, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-26 (2008)

Technical information papers
A guide to proper wiper roll selection for flexographic printing in the corrugated box industry, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-20 (2019)

A guide to proper wiper roll selection for flexographic printing in the corrugated box industry, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-20 (2019)

Technical information papers
Ordering steel rule cutting dies, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-21 (2008)

Ordering steel rule cutting dies, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-21 (2008)