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
Recycling: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers, 1992-1997

Recycling: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers, 1992-1997

Technical information papers
T 1214 sp-12 Interrelation of reflectance, R0; reflectivity, R8; TAPPI opacity, C0.89; scattering, s; and absorption, k , Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1214 sp-12

Interrelation of reflectance, R0; reflectivity, R8; TAPPI opacity, C0.89; scattering, s; and absorption, k , Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1214 sp-12

Technical information papers
Rotary diecutter urethane anvil maintenance, Technical Information Paper - TIP 0305-35 (2007)

Rotary diecutter urethane anvil maintenance, Technical Information Paper - TIP 0305-35 (2007)

Technical information papers
Paper machine performance guidelines, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-47 (2011)

Paper machine performance guidelines, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-47 (2011)

Technical information papers
Folding section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-42 (2007)

Folding section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-42 (2007)

Technical information papers
Understanding formaldehyde management, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-25 (2010)

Understanding formaldehyde management, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-25 (2010)

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
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
Guidelines for web conveyance and winding tension levels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0200-01 (2011)

Guidelines for web conveyance and winding tension levels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0200-01 (2011)

Technical information papers
Calibration and maintenance of the burst tester, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-24 (2009)

Calibration and maintenance of the burst tester, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-24 (2009)

Technical information papers
Understanding wet strength: what are MRA, WRA, and WPA?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-69 (2011)

Understanding wet strength: what are MRA, WRA, and WPA?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-69 (2011)

Technical information papers
Utilizing Statistical Process Control Techniques to Assist in Meeting Specification at Finishing Crush Process Control Points to the Paper and Paperboard, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-11 (2002

Utilizing Statistical Process Control Techniques to Assist in Meeting Specification at Finishing Crush Process Control Points to the Paper and Paperboard, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-11 (2002)

Technical information papers
Daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance press checklists , Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-34 (2008)

Daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance press checklists , Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-34 (2008)

Technical information papers
Calibration of flexible beam crush tester, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-20 (2009)

Calibration of flexible beam crush tester, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-20 (2009)

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

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

Technical information papers
Guidelines for routine periodic inspection and testing of cast iron Yankee and MG dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-01 (2013)

Guidelines for routine periodic inspection and testing of cast iron Yankee and MG dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-01 (2013)

Technical information papers
Guideline specification for procurement of an economizer for a recovery boiler, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-21 (2009)

Guideline specification for procurement of an economizer for a recovery boiler, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-21 (2009)

Technical information papers
Explanation of recovery boiler leak indications, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-23 (2014)

Explanation of recovery boiler leak indications, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-23 (2014)