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
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
Physical Data of Hydrous Clay-Water Suspensions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0106-02 (2005)

Physical Data of Hydrous Clay-Water Suspensions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0106-02 (2005)

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
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
Selection criteria for wet end ceramics, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-15 (2011)

Selection criteria for wet end ceramics, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-15 (2015)

Technical information papers
Water treatment-related opportunities for energy conservation in a paper mill powerhouse, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-13 (2013)

Water treatment-related opportunities for energy conservation in a paper mill powerhouse, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-13 (2013)

Technical information papers
Caustic soda (NaOH) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-27 (2008)

Caustic soda (NaOH) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-27 (2008)

Technical information papers
Troubleshooting cross-machine direction moisture profile problems, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-57 (2010)

Troubleshooting cross-machine direction moisture profile problems, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-57 (2010)

Technical information papers
Sodium chlorate (NaClO3) safe handling and storage, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-31 (2012)

Sodium chlorate (NaClO3) safe handling and storage, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-31 (2012)

Technical information papers
Estimating the First Melting Temperature of Fireside Deposits in Recovery Boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-12 (2004)

Estimating the First Melting Temperature of Fireside Deposits in Recovery Boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-12 (2004)

Technical information papers
Use of ceramics on the forming section: diagnosing and preventing forming fabric wear, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-19 (2011)

Use of ceramics on the forming section: diagnosing and preventing forming fabric wear, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-19 (2011)

Technical information papers
Dryer surface temperature measurement, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-39 (2016)

Dryer surface temperature measurement, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-39 (2016)

Technical information papers
Catalog of stock prep pilot plants, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-20 (2016)

Catalog of stock prep pilot plants, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-20 (2016)

Technical information papers
Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-30 (2012)

Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-30 (2012)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for evaluation of liquid ring vacuum pump performance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0420-12 (2012)

Guidelines for evaluation of liquid ring vacuum pump performance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0420-12 (2012)

Technical information papers
Refiner systems: their inspection and maintenance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0508-06 (2013)

Refiner systems: their inspection and maintenance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0508-06 (2013)

Technical information papers
Bulk oxygen (O2) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-29 (2012)

Bulk oxygen (O2) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-29 (2012)

Technical information papers
Forming section monitoring, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-14 (2018)

Forming section monitoring, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-14 (2018)

Technical information papers
Reel Diameter for Various Reel Spool and Roll Core Sizes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-03 (2006)

Reel Diameter for Various Reel Spool and Roll Core Sizes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-03 (2006)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for routine periodic inspection and testing of cast iron Yankee and MG dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-01 (2013)

Guidelines for routine periodic inspection and testing of cast iron Yankee and MG dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-01 (2013)