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
How to prevent score cracking in a box plant, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-37 (2009)

How to prevent score cracking in a box plant, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-37 (2009)

Technical information papers
Improved techniques to measure corrugator glue machine meter gaps, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-68 (2010)

Improved techniques to measure corrugator glue machine meter gaps, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-68 (2010)

Technical information papers
Paper machine drying rate, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-07 (2017)

Paper machine drying rate, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-07 (2017)

Technical information papers
Fluoropolymer properties and applications in pulp and paper mills, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-37 (2014)

Fluoropolymer properties and applications in pulp and paper mills, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-37 (2014)

Technical information papers
In-Line Coating at the Corrugator, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-39 (2008)

In-Line Coating at the Corrugator, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-39 (2008)

Technical information papers
The need for planned maintenance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-30 (2013)

The need for planned maintenance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-30 (2013)

Technical information papers
High density papers -- what are they?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-43 (2011)

High density papers -- what are they?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-43 (2011)

Technical information papers
Suggestions for developing a box plant quality manual, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-49 (2011)

Suggestions for developing a box plant quality manual, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-49 (2011)

Technical information papers
Liquid penetrant testing of new suction roll shells, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-11 (2014)

Liquid penetrant testing of new suction roll shells, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-11 (2014)

Technical information papers
Purchase order, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-07 (2007)

Purchase order, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-07 (2007)

Technical information papers
Important Quality Parameters of a Printing Ink, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-59 (2001)

Important Quality Parameters of a Printing Ink, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-59 (2001)

Technical information papers
Statistical Process Control - Procedures for Charting Warp, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-13 (2003)

Statistical Process Control - Procedures for Charting Warp, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-13 (2003)

Technical information papers
Multiple-out rotary diecut stacking, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-47 (2011)

Multiple-out rotary diecut stacking, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-47 (2011)

Technical information papers
Understanding wet strength: what are MRA, WRA, and WPA?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-69 (2017)

Understanding wet strength: what are MRA, WRA, and WPA?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-69 (2017)

Technical information papers
Addendum to Corrugating Defect Terminology Manual - Defects Related to the Use of Fingerless Singlefacers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-17 (2001)

Addendum to Corrugating Defect Terminology Manual - Defects Related to the Use of Fingerless Singlefacers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-17 (2001)

Technical information papers
How to minimize rolling scores on lightweight and high-performance liners in diecutting operations, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-64 (2011)

How to minimize rolling scores on lightweight and high-performance liners in diecutting operations, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-64 (2011)

Technical information papers
Weld Repairs on New Suction Roll Shells, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-17 (2005)

Weld repairs on new suction roll shells, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-17 (2015)

Technical information papers
Troubleshooting the printing section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-38 (2008)

Troubleshooting the printing section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-38 (2008)

Technical information papers
Buying, storing, and handling flexo folder gluer/rotary diecutter adhesives, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-25 (2008)

Buying, storing, and handling flexo folder gluer/rotary diecutter adhesives, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-25 (2008)

Technical information papers
Cleanup procedures for flexo folder gluer/rotary diecutters, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-33 (2007)

Cleanup procedures for flexo folder gluer/rotary diecutters, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-33 (2007)