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ISI / BIS Certification for Block Boards

Get BIS Certification for Block Boards IS 1659:2004 By Brand Liaison
ISI / BIS Certification is mandatory for

Block Boards

IS Standard : IS 1659:2004

Composite wood panels, also known as blockboards, are highly valued due to their remarkable structural stability and versatility in a wide range of woodworking and building applications. One of the key characteristics of blockboards is their resistance to warping and bending, which makes them ideal for applications where dimensional stability is crucial. Blockboards are known for being easy to finish and machine. Their ease of cutting, routing, and shaping makes them suitable for intricate patterns and customization. Since the exterior veneer layers provide a smooth and attractive surface that readily accepts various treatments, such as paints, varnishes, or laminates, there are a wide variety of aesthetic options available.

Block boards are subject to strict quality standards and technical specifications set out in IS 1659:2004. Following these guidelines enables manufacturers to continuously produce high-quality goods, which is necessary to keep customers satisfied and trusting them. Adherence to IS 1659:2004 assists producers in evading legal complications and related sanctions. It guarantees that over various production batches, block boards have consistent qualities including thickness, density, and structural integrity.

Note: The obligatory ISI Mark Certification must be obtained by block board manufacturers.

In order to guarantee that these boards meet strict technical requirements, safety laws, and quality standards, ISI Certification is a necessary step. This certification eventually improves the performance and dependability of the goods and buildings that use block boards. It guarantees structural integrity, aesthetics, and long-term durability for furniture manufacturers, interior designers, architects, and construction experts that the block boards they use in their projects are of the greatest quality.


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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  •  Expert guidance
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  • Comprehensive support
  • Cost-effective solutions
  • Time efficient

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