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 [email protected]. 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
Qualification of welding procedures for duplex stainless steels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-29 WITHDRAWN

Qualification of welding procedures for duplex stainless steels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-29 WITHDRAWN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
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
Guidelines for inspection and nondestructive testing of paper machine dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-16 (2011)

Guidelines for inspection and nondestructive testing of paper machine dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-16 (2015)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for nondestructive examination of suction roll shells, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-19 (2018)

Guidelines for nondestructive examination of suction roll shells, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-19 (2018)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for Procurement of Cast Stainless Steels for Large Pumps and Valves for the Pulp and Paper Industry, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-25 (2005)

Guidelines for Procurement of Cast Stainless Steels for Large Pumps and Valves for the Pulp and Paper Industry, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-25 (2005)

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
Guidelines for inspection of continuous digesters and impregnation vessels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-27 (2010)

Guidelines for inspection of continuous digesters and impregnation vessels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-27 (2015)

Technical information papers
Ultrasonic technician performance test for boiler tube thickness measurement, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-21 (2018)

Ultrasonic technician performance test for boiler tube thickness measurement, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-21 (2018)

Technical information papers
Field welding of pin studs in black liquor recovery boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-15 (2016)

Field welding of pin studs in black liquor recovery boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-15 (2016)

Technical information papers
Post-fabrication cleaning of stainless steel in the pulp and paper industry, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-35 (2014)

Post-fabrication cleaning of stainless steel in the pulp and paper industry, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-35 (2014)

Technical information papers
Flow from a Nozzle (Slice) with Inclined Upper Lip, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-04 (2004)

Flow from a Nozzle (Slice) with Inclined Upper Lip, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-04 (2004)

Technical information papers
Flow determination by chemical method, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-09 (2017)

Flow determination by chemical method, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-09 (2017)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for inspecting batch digesters, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-22 (2008)

Guidelines for inspecting batch digesters, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-22 (2008)

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
Guidelines for Inspecting Used FRP Equipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-28 (2016)

Guidelines for Inspecting Used FRP Equipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-28 (2016)

Technical information papers
Fourdrinier Drainage Performance Evaluation - Blow Test Method, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-07 (2005)

Fourdrinier Drainage Performance Evaluation - Blow Test Method, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-07 (2005)

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
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
Flow from a Vertical Slice, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-02 (2004)

Flow from a Vertical Slice, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-02 (2004)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for detection, monitoring and prevention of flow accelerated corrosion (FAC) in the pulp and paper mill, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-36 (2013)

Guidelines for detection, monitoring and prevention of flow accelerated corrosion (FAC) in the pulp and paper mill, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-36 (2013)