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 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 TAPPI members from 3 different companies to approve the content of a TIP.

Review Schedule for TAPPI Technical Information Papers (TIPs)

Any interested member may access drafts of TIPs currently in review and development for the purpose of submitting comments. You can find the list of TIPs up for review in the current year by consulting our review schedule.


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Technical information papers
Water treatment-related opportunities for energy conservation in a paper mill powerhouse, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-13 (2013)

Water treatment-related opportunities for energy conservation in a paper mill powerhouse, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-13 (2013)

Technical information papers
Caustic soda (NaOH) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-27 (2008)

Caustic soda (NaOH) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-27 (2008)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for evaluation of liquid ring vacuum pump performance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0420-12 (2012)

Guidelines for evaluation of liquid ring vacuum pump performance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0420-12 (2012)

Technical information papers
Nozzle Maintenance and Clogging, Technical Information Paper TIP 0420-15 (2002)

Nozzle Maintenance and Clogging, Technical Information Paper TIP 0420-15 (2002)

Technical information papers
Density of Milk of Lime Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-05 (2002)

Density of Milk of Lime Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-05 (2002)

Technical information papers
CALCULATION AND PARTITIONING OF VARIANCE USING PAPER MACHINE, Technical Information Paper TIP 1101-01

CALCULATION AND PARTITIONING OF VARIANCE USING PAPER MACHINE, Technical Information Paper TIP 1101-01

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
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
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
Qualification of welding procedures for duplex stainless steels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-29 WITHDRAWN

Qualification of welding procedures for duplex stainless steels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-29 WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Clad-Steel Plate Use, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-04 (2002) WITHDRAWN

Clad-Steel Plate Use, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-04 (2002) WITHDRAWN

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)

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
Guidelines for inspection and nondestructive testing of paper machine dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-16 (2011)

Guidelines for inspection and nondestructive testing of paper machine dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-16 (2015)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for corrosion resistant weld metal overlay of digester vessels in alkaline pulping service, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-03 (2010)

Guidelines for corrosion resistant weld metal overlay of digester vessels in alkaline pulping service, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-03 (2010)

Technical information papers
Liquid penetrant testing of new suction roll shells, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-11 (2014)

Liquid penetrant testing of new suction roll shells, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-11 (2014)

Technical information papers
Field welding of pin studs in black liquor recovery boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-15 (2016)

Field welding of pin studs in black liquor recovery boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-15 (2016)

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 technician performance test for boiler tube thickness measurement, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-21 (2018)

Ultrasonic technician performance test for boiler tube thickness measurement, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-21 (2018)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for Inspecting Used FRP Equipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-28 (2016)

Guidelines for Inspecting Used FRP Equipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-28 (2016)