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 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
Procedure for Utilizing Statistical Control Techniques to Monitor the Tare Weight of a Run of Boxes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-35 (2003)

Procedure for Utilizing Statistical Control Techniques to Monitor the Tare Weight of a Run of Boxes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-35 (2003)

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Important Quality Parameters of a Printing Ink, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-59 (2001)

Important Quality Parameters of a Printing Ink, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-59 (2001)

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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
Curtain coating weight test , Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-19 (2008)

Curtain coating weight test , Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-19 (2008)

Technical information papers
Statistical Process Control - Procedures for Charting Warp, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-13 (2003)

Statistical Process Control - Procedures for Charting Warp, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-13 (2003)

Technical information papers
How to minimize rolling scores on lightweight and high-performance liners in diecutting operations, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-64 (2011)

How to minimize rolling scores on lightweight and high-performance liners in diecutting operations, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-64 (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
Using Washup Water as the Vehicle in Starch Based Corrugating Adhesive, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-44 (2001)

Using Washup Water as the Vehicle in Starch Based Corrugating Adhesive, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-44 (2001)

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
An explanation of the toxics in packaging (formerly CONEG) heavy metal guidelines, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-58 (2014)

An explanation of the toxics in packaging (formerly CONEG) heavy metal guidelines, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-58 (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)

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Material safety data sheets - what to look for, how to understand them, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-38 (2011)

Material safety data sheets - what to look for, how to understand them, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-38 (2011)

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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)

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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)

Technical information papers
Techniques to minimize twist warp, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-50 (2012)

Techniques to minimize twist warp, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-50 (2012)

Technical information papers
A method to proof a flexo printing ink, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-60 (2008)

A method to proof a flexo printing ink, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-60 (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
Terminology for high temperature pressing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-48 (2012)

Terminology for high temperature pressing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-48 (2012)

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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
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)