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 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
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
Index of suppliers for press section monitoring, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-62 (2009) WITHDRAWN

Index of suppliers for press section monitoring, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-62 (2009) WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Dryer section performance monitoring, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-33 (2012)

Dryer section performance monitoring, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-33 (2012)

Technical information papers
Checklist for a properly planned project, Technical Information Paper TIP 0408-01 (2012)

Checklist for a properly planned project, Technical Information Paper TIP 0408-01 (2012)

Technical information papers
Paper machine clothing cleaning and conditioning for recycled fiber use, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-51 (2013)

Paper machine clothing cleaning and conditioning for recycled fiber use, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-51 (2013)

Technical information papers
Press section optimization, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-52 (2018)

Press section optimization, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-52 (2018)

Technical information papers
Recommended minimum dryer pocket air requirements, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-17 (2018)

Recommended minimum dryer pocket air requirements, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-17 (2018)

Technical information papers
Press fabric guiding, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-64 (2009)

Press fabric guiding, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-64 (2015)

Technical information papers
Control of stock activity on a fourdrinier table, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-08 (2015)

Control of stock activity on a fourdrinier table, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-08 (2015)

Technical information papers
Paper grade classifications, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-36 (2013)

Paper grade classifications, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-36 (2013)

Technical information papers
Granite roll material and surface requirements, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-41 (2017)

Granite roll material and surface requirements, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-41 (2017)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for the design, operation, performance evaluation, and troubleshooting of a paper machine hood and air systems, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-24 (2014)

Guidelines for the design, operation, performance evaluation, and troubleshooting of a paper machine hood and air systems, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-24 (2014)

Technical information papers
Porosity Measurement of Press Felts on the Paper Machine (HSPT), Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-29 (2004) WITHDRAWN

Porosity Measurement of Press Felts on the Paper Machine (HSPT), Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-29 (2004) WITHDRAWN

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
Guideline for Obtaining High Quality Radiographic Testing (RT) of Butt Welds in Boiler Tubes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-33 (2006)

Guideline for Obtaining High Quality Radiographic Testing (RT) of Butt Welds in Boiler Tubes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-33 (2006)

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 nondestructive examination of suction roll shells, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-19 (2012)

Guidelines for nondestructive examination of suction roll shells, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-19 (2012)

Technical information papers
Through drying, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-25 (2014)

Through drying, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-25 (2014)

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)