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 tip@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 Working Group. 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 Working Groups. Each group requires a minimum of 3 members to approve the content of a TIP.

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Technical information papers
Interconversion of Freeness, Technical Information Paper TIP 0809-01 (2004)

Interconversion of Freeness, Technical Information Paper TIP 0809-01 (2004)

Technical information papers
QCS Dynamic Sensor Correlation Sampling Method, Technical Information Paper TIP 1101-04 (2021)

QCS Dynamic Sensor Correlation Sampling Method, Technical Information Paper TIP 1101-04 (2021)

Technical information papers
Cotton in Nonwovens, Technical Information Paper TIP 1205-02 (2008)

Cotton in Nonwovens, Technical Information Paper TIP 1205-02 (2008)

Technical information papers
Caliper measurement of corrugated board, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-21 (2004) - WITHDRAWN

The document searched has been administratively withdrawn (which means it was withdrawn not for a technical reason, but for lack of timely review). Administratively withdrawn TIPs are not available on the web, but are available upon request. Administratively withdrawn and historical TIPs are free to TAPPI members, and there is a US$ 10 charge per document for nonmembers. The numerical index for TIPs (see links from the Standards page) shows all withdrawn documents (with a "wd" designation). To request administratively withdrawn or historical TIPs, contact standards@tappi.org. NOTE: These documents are made available for reference purposes; withdrawn documents and previous versions of existing documents are NOT currently sanctioned by TAPPI or the technical experts who develop TAPPI TIPs.

Technical information papers
Total indicated runout and its impact on combined board quality, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-56 (2022)

Total indicated runout and its impact on combined board quality, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-56 (2022)

Technical information papers
Buying, storing, and handling flexo folder gluer/rotary diecutter adhesives, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-25 (2021)

Buying, storing, and handling flexo folder gluer/rotary diecutter adhesives, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-25 (2021)

Technical information papers
Checklist: preparing die cuts for shipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-49 2022)

Checklist: preparing die cuts for shipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-49 2022)

Technical information papers
Objective Determination of the Haptic Properties of Tissue Products, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-07 (2021)

Objective Determination of the Haptic Properties of Tissue Products, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-07 (2021)

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)