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
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
Methods of evaluating high velocity dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-05 (2014)

Methods of evaluating high velocity dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-05 (2014)

Technical information papers
Physical Data of Calcium Carbonate - Water Suspensions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0106-01 (2002)

Physical Data of Calcium Carbonate - Water Suspensions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0106-01 (2002)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for Evaluating the Quality of Boiler Tube Butt Welds with Ultrasonic Testing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-31 (2006)

Guidelines for Evaluating the Quality of Boiler Tube Butt Welds with Ultrasonic Testing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-31 (2006)

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
Recommended tensions in dryer fabrics, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-04 (2011)

Recommended tensions in dryer fabrics, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-04 (2015)

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
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
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
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
Press section economic evaluation, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-22 (2013)

Press section economic evaluation, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-22 (2013)

Technical information papers
Determination of Water Removal by Wet Presses, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-01 (2002)

Determination of Water Removal by Wet Presses, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-01 (2002)

Technical information papers
Measurement of dryer condensing rates (vertical separator method), Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-18 (2013)

Measurement of dryer condensing rates (vertical separator method), Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-18 (2013)

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)

Technical information papers
Ultrasonic testing (UT) for tube thickness in black liquor recovery boilers: Part I - Guidelines for accurate tube thickness testing Part II - Default layouts for tube thickness surveys in various boi

Ultrasonic testing (UT) for tube thickness in black liquor recovery boilers: Part I-Guidelines for accurate tube thickness testing Part II-Default layouts for tube thickness surveys in various boiler zones, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-18 (2015)

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
Measurement of Dryer Condensing Rates (Batch Method), Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-02 (2005)

Measurement of dryer condensing rates (batch method), Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-02 (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 inspection, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-21 (2013)

Ultrasonic technician performance test for boiler tube inspection, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-21 (2013)

Technical information papers
Water permeability of press fabrics, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-43 (2013)

Water permeability of press fabrics, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-43 (2013)