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
Checking the parallel of corrugating rolls with â??NCRâ? paper, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-62 (2014)

Checking the parallel of corrugating rolls with “NCR” paper, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-62 (2014)

Technical information papers
Evaluating glue lap adhesive properties, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-16 (2012)

Evaluating glue lap adhesive properties, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-16 (2012)

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
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
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
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
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
Proper Methods of Measuring Starch Adhesive Viscosity, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-33 (2006)

Proper Methods of Measuring Starch Adhesive Viscosity, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-33 (2006)

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
Statistical Process Control: Friction - Slide Angle, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-34 (2002)

Statistical Process Control: Friction - Slide Angle, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-34 (2002)

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
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
Techniques for bonding of densified liners, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-40 (2008)

Techniques for bonding of densified liners, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-40 (2008)

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)

Technical information papers
Splicer Defects and Cures, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-31 (2013)

Splicer Defects and Cures, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-31 (2013)

Technical information papers
Causes and corrections of common corrugator bonding problems, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-32 (2014)

Causes and corrections of common corrugator bonding problems, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-32 (2014)

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
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
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
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)