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
Using Washup Water as the Vehicle in Starch Based Corrugating Adhesive, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-44 (2001)

Using Washup Water as the Vehicle in Starch Based Corrugating Adhesive, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-44 (2001)

Technical information papers
Troubleshooting the diecutting section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-39 (2008)

Troubleshooting the diecutting section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-39 (2008)

Technical information papers
Statistical Process Control of Starch Viscosity, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-15 (2002)

Statistical Process Control of Starch Viscosity, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-15 (2002)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for specification and inspection of electric resistance welded (ERW) and seamless boiler tube for critical and noncritical service, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-13 (2015)

Guidelines for specification and inspection of electric resistance welded (ERW) and seamless boiler tube for critical and noncritical service, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-13 (2015)

Technical information papers
Material safety data sheets - what to look for, how to understand them, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-38 (2011)

Material safety data sheets - what to look for, how to understand them, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-38 (2011)

Technical information papers
Reduction or elimination of ink and/or varnish smear when printing and rotary die cutting in one pass, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-40 (2011)

Reduction or elimination of ink and/or varnish smear when printing and rotary die cutting in one pass, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-40 (2011)

Technical information papers
Drying and curing techniques for in-line flexographic printing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-06 (2007)

Drying and curing techniques for in-line flexographic printing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-06 (2007)

Technical information papers
An explanation of the toxics in packaging (formerly CONEG) heavy metal guidelines, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-58 (2018)

An explanation of the toxics in packaging (formerly CONEG) heavy metal guidelines, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-58 (2018)

Technical information papers
Corrugated Caliper: Why is it so Important?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-04 (2001)

Corrugated Caliper: Why is it so Important?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-04 (2001)

Technical information papers
T 1214 sp-12 Interrelation of reflectance, R0; reflectivity, R8; TAPPI opacity, C0.89; scattering, s; and absorption, k , Test Method T 1214 sp-17

Interrelation of reflectance, R0; reflectivity, R8; TAPPI opacity, C0.89; scattering, s; and absorption, k , Test Method T 1214 sp-17

Technical information papers
Kaolin clay pigment index, Technical Information Paper TIP 0106-06 (2017)

Kaolin clay pigment index, Technical Information Paper TIP 0106-06 (2017)

Technical information papers
Measurement of Dryer Condensing Rates (Continuous Method), Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-03 (2003)

Measurement of Dryer Condensing Rates (Continuous Method), Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-03 (2003)

Technical information papers
Conducting a Corrugator Temperature Audit, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-65 (2002)

Conducting a Corrugator Temperature Audit, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-65 (2002)

Technical information papers
Copper Sulfate Test for Corrugator Roll Wear, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-53 (2003)

Tests for corrugator roll wear, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-53 (2015)

Technical information papers
Ink metering systems for corrugated flexo presses, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-09 (2008)

Ink metering systems for corrugated flexo presses, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-09 (2008)

Technical information papers
Squaring flap cut (center special) boxes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-45 (2007)

Squaring flap cut (center special) boxes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-45 (2007)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for corrosion resistant weld metal overlay of digester vessels in alkaline pulping service, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-03 (2010)

Guidelines for corrosion resistant weld metal overlay of digester vessels in alkaline pulping service, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-03 (2010)

Technical information papers
Counter Ejector Section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-44 (2007)

Counter Ejector Section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-44 (2007)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for web conveyance and winding tension levels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0200-01 (2011)

Guidelines for web conveyance and winding tension levels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0200-01 (2011)

Technical information papers
Starch Adhesive Preparation and Distribution Systems: Housekeeping, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-06 (2002)

Starch Adhesive Preparation and Distribution Systems: Housekeeping, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-06 (2002)