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
Installation, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-12 (2013)

Installation, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-12 (2013)

Technical information papers
Understanding Hazardous Materials Warning Labels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-41 (2003)

Understanding Hazardous Materials Warning Labels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-41 (2003)

Technical information papers
Machinery Considerations and Selection, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-06 (2007)

Machinery Considerations and Selection, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-06 (2007)

Technical information papers
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)

Technical information papers
Cross direction warp in corrugated board, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-07 (2010)

Cross direction warp in corrugated board, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-07 (2010)

Technical information papers
Proper use of pull bands, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-18 (2013)

Proper use of pull bands, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-18 (2013)

Technical information papers
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)

Technical information papers
Total indicated runout and its impact on combined board quality, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-56 (2009)

Total indicated runout and its impact on combined board quality, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-56 (2009)

Technical information papers
Pin Register Mounting, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-02 (2005) WITHDRAWN

Pin Register Mounting, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-02 (2005) WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Stacking off the rotary diecutter, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-46 (2010)

Stacking off the rotary diecutter, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-46 (2010)

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
Cleaning anilox rolls: procedures and options, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-18 (2012)

Cleaning anilox rolls: procedures and options, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-18 (2012)

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
Proper Methods of Measuring Starch Adhesive Viscosity, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-33 (2006)

Proper Methods of Measuring Starch Adhesive Viscosity, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-33 (2006)

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
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)

Technical information papers
Understanding and troubleshooting hot melt adhesives, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-74 (2007)

Understanding and troubleshooting hot melt adhesives, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-74 (2007)

Technical information papers
Addendum to Corrugating Defect Terminology Manual - Defects Related to the Use of Fingerless Singlefacers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-17 (2001)

Addendum to Corrugating Defect Terminology Manual - Defects Related to the Use of Fingerless Singlefacers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-17 (2001)

Technical information papers
Statistical Process Control: Friction - Slide Angle, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-34 (2002)

Statistical Process Control: Friction - Slide Angle, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-34 (2002)

Technical information papers
Techniques for bonding of densified liners, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-40 (2008)

Techniques for bonding of densified liners, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-40 (2008)