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 [link]. 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 standards@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 Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG). These working 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 SSIGs. Each group requires a minimum of 3 members to approve the content of a TIP.

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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
The edge crush test (ECT): its relationship to box compression and its derivation from containerboard edge stiffness, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-09 (2014)

The edge crush test (ECT): its relationship to box compression and its derivation from containerboard edge stiffness, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-09 (2014)

Technical information papers
An Alternative Method for Designating Flute Sizes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0302-04 (2001)

An Alternative Method for Designating Flute Sizes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0302-04 (2001)

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
Troubleshooting a Glue Lap Problem, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-10 (2002)

Troubleshooting a Glue Lap Problem, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-10 (2002)

Technical information papers
Box plant quality measurement: why test?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-02 (2008)

Box plant quality measurement: why test?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-02 (2008)

Technical information papers
Procedure for setting up a raw material trial on the corrugator, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-01 (2008)

Procedure for setting up a raw material trial on the corrugator, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-01 (2008)

Technical information papers
Cross direction warp in corrugated board, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-07 (2010)

Cross direction warp in corrugated board, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-07 (2010)

Technical information papers
Some questions and answers on gel temperatures and on the gel temperature test for corrugating adhesives, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-08 (2011)

Some questions and answers on gel temperatures and on the gel temperature test for corrugating adhesives, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-08 (2011)

Technical information papers
Checking the flute depth of corrugating rolls, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-75 (2010)

Checking the flute depth of corrugating rolls, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-75 (2015)

Technical information papers
Installation, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-12 (2013)

Installation, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-12 (2013)

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)

Technical information papers
Corrugator bearing clearance checks and their impact, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-47 (2012)

Corrugator bearing clearance checks and their impact, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-47 (2012)

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
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
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
In-Process Checklist, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-27 (2004)

In-Process Checklist, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-27 (2004)

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
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
Corrugated boxplant - list of potential hazards, Technical Information Paper TIP 0301-01 (2008)

Corrugated boxplant - list of potential hazards, Technical Information Paper TIP 0301-01 (2008)