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ISI / BIS Certification for Acid Oil

BIS Certificate for  Acid Oil
ISI / BIS Certification is mandatory for

Acid Oil

IS Standard : IS 12029:1986

Acid oil, also known as fatty acid distillate or soapstock, is a byproduct generated during the refining of vegetable oils. It is formed as a result of the neutralization process where caustic soda is used to remove free fatty acids and impurities from crude vegetable oils. Acid oil contains a mixture of free fatty acids, triglycerides, phospholipids, sterols, and other impurities that are insoluble in water. Despite its name, acid oil is not inherently acidic but rather has a low pH due to the presence of free fatty acids. This byproduct is commonly utilized in various industries, including the production of soaps, detergents, and animal feed. In soap manufacturing, acid oil serves as a raw material for soap production due to its high content of fatty acids, which contribute to the cleansing properties of the soap. Acid oil can be further processed through distillation or esterification to recover valuable fatty acids for use in biodiesel production or as additives in industrial applications.

IS 12029:1986 plays a crucial role in ensuring the quality, safety, and reliability of Acid Oil, serving as a cornerstone standard for this essential substance in various industrial applications. This standard provides comprehensive guidelines and specifications for manufacturers, covering essential aspects such as chemical composition, purity levels, and manufacturing processes. By setting clear parameters for factors like acid value, moisture content, and impurity limits, IS 12029:1986 ensures that Acid Oil meets stringent standards for consistency and suitability in diverse industrial processes, including soap manufacturing, biodiesel production, and animal feed production. Compliance with this standard enhances the efficiency and reliability of Acid Oil in various industrial applications. Adherence to IS 12029:1986 promotes regulatory compliance and contributes to the overall competitiveness of industries relying on Acid Oil by ensuring standardized production practices and facilitating market acceptance of Acid Oil products.

Note: Obtaining the ISI/BIS Certification is a mandatory requirement for manufacturers of acid oil to sell their products in the Indian market.

In India, it is mandatory for manufacturers to obtain the necessary ISI/BIS certification for their acid oil products to market and sell them legally within the country. This certification is crucial as it ensures compliance with specific quality and safety standards mandated by the BIS for the production and distribution of acid oil. Without the ISI/BIS certification, manufacturers risk facing legal repercussions and obstacles in accessing the Indian market. Therefore, obtaining this certification is not only a regulatory requirement but also a fundamental step for manufacturers to demonstrate the reliability, compliance, and quality of their acid oil products. This certification process underscores the importance of ensuring the integrity and safety of acid oil, instilling confidence among stakeholders in the chemical industry regarding its suitability and adherence to Indian standards for usage and distribution.


About ISI / BIS Certification

Indian Standards Institute, or ISI was renamed the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in 1987. The official mark that the Bureau of Indian Standards provides for manufacturers of various goods is the ISI Mark. It is used to indicate compliance with Indian standards (IS) set by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and has been used as a conformity marking for industrial products. Manufacturers received permission from BIS to use the ISI Mark on items that comply with relevant Indian requirements through the product certification program. 

Only manufacturers (domestic or foreign) who produce the finished product will be awarded ISI Certification. This will not be given to any product importers, traders, dealers, or distributors.


Documents Required for ISI / BIS Certification

The following documentation is required to get an ISI certification:

  • Main Application Form V
  • Address Proof of Manufacturing Unit
  • Details of Manufacturing Process
  • Test Report of products

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Process of ISI / BIS Certification

There are two approaches for Indian manufacturers to become certified with the ISI Mark:

  • Regular Procedure
  • Simplified Procedure 


Regular Procedure

With the possible exception of cases deemed "All India first," which might take up to 180 days, the licensing procedure is expected to be finished in 120 days. This timeline starts on the day the application is received, assuming that at different points in time the documentation, unit assessment, and product conformance are all deemed acceptable.

Step 1: Manufacturing Unit Customization in Compliance with Applicable Indian Standards

  • Identifying the applicable Indian Standard
  • Establishing in-house testing facilities as per the Standard's requirements

Step 2: Submission of the Application Form

  • Preparing an Internal Test Report for the product by the relevant Indian Standard
  • Compiling all necessary documents
  • Completing the Online Application Form
  • Online payment of application fees directly to BIS
  • Submitting hard copies of the Application Form with all enclosures to the relevant Branch Office (BO) of BIS

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Simplified Procedure

This is a much faster process than the standard procedure. After a factory inspection is deemed satisfactory and the initial evaluation establishes that the sample complies with the applicable Indian Standard(s), the license application process is expected to be finished in 30 days.

Step 1: Adapting the Manufacturing Unit to Comply with the Relevant Indian Standard

  • Identifying the applicable Indian Standard
  • Establishing in-house testing facilities to meet the Standard's requirements

Step 2: Sample Testing

  • Obtaining the necessary certificate for raw materials (Material Test Certificate - MTC)
  • Conducting product sample testing at a BIS-recognized testing laboratory

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ISI Mark Certification Process for Foreign Manufacturers

The process of obtaining ISI Mark Certification for Foreign Manufacturers typically includes the following steps:

Step 1: Application

  • Compile all the required documents.
  • Submit the documents along with the Application Fee.
  • An Application Number will be allotted.
  • Scrutiny of the Application will be conducted within a specified time frame.​

Step 2: Query Raised (If Any)

  • If any documents are missing or there is non-compliance, you will be informed.
  • You need to submit a reply within the given timeframe.

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