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
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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Checking the parallel of corrugating rolls with â??NCRâ? paper, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-62 (2014)

Checking the parallel of corrugating rolls with “NCR” paper, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-62 (2014)

Technical information papers
Troubleshooting a Glue Lap Problem, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-10 (2002)

Troubleshooting a Glue Lap Problem, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-10 (2002)

Technical information papers
Evaluating glue lap adhesive properties, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-16 (2012)

Evaluating glue lap adhesive properties, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-16 (2012)

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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
Starch Adhesive Preparation and Distribution Systems: Housekeeping, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-06 (2002)

Starch Adhesive Preparation and Distribution Systems: Housekeeping, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-06 (2002)

Technical information papers
Housekeeping at Order and Shift Change and Weekly, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-32 (2007)

Housekeeping at Order and Shift Change and Weekly, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-32 (2007)

Technical information papers
Checklist: preparing die cuts for shipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-49 2007)

Checklist: preparing die cuts for shipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-49 2007)

Technical information papers
Squaring flap cut (center special) boxes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-45 (2007)

Squaring flap cut (center special) boxes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-45 (2007)

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Critical properties to consider when unitizing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-72 (2008)

Critical properties to consider when unitizing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-72 (2008)

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Conducting a Corrugator Temperature Audit, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-65 (2002)

Conducting a Corrugator Temperature Audit, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-65 (2002)

Technical information papers
Drying and curing techniques for in-line flexographic printing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-06 (2007)

Drying and curing techniques for in-line flexographic printing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-06 (2007)

Technical information papers
Corrugator bearing clearance checks and their impact, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-47 (2018)

Corrugator bearing clearance checks and their impact, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-47 (2018)

Technical information papers
In-Process Checklist, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-27 (2004) WITHDRAWN

In-Process Checklist, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-27 (2004) WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Calibration and maintenance of the manually operated micrometer, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-30 (2008)

Calibration and maintenance of the manually operated micrometer, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-30 (2008)

Technical information papers
The edge crush test (ECT): its relationship to box compression and its derivation from containerboard edge stiffness, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-09 (2014)

The edge crush test (ECT): its relationship to box compression and its derivation from containerboard edge stiffness, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-09 (2014)

Technical information papers
How to Perform a Gauge (Instrument) Repeatability and Reproducibility Study (Measurement/Range Type), Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-71 (2004)

How to Perform a Gauge (Instrument) Repeatability and Reproducibility Study (Measurement/Range Type), Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-71 (2004)

Technical information papers
Statistical process control pin adhesion, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-23 (2008)

Statistical process control pin adhesion, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-23 (2008)

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Starch Adhesive Trial, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-22 (2006)

Starch Adhesive Trial, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-22 (2006)

Technical information papers
Copper Sulfate Test for Corrugator Roll Wear, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-53 (2003)

Tests for corrugator roll wear, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-53 (2015)