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ISI / BIS Certification for Ethylene Glycol

BIS Certification for Ethylene Glycol IS 5295 - By Brand Liaison
ISI / BIS Certification is mandatory for

Ethylene Glycol

IS Standard : IS 5295:2023

Formulated as C2H6O2, ethylene glycol is a dihydroxy alcohol. It tastes sweet and is a colorless, odorless liquid with a syrupy consistency. When ethylene oxide and water react, ethylene glycol is produced. Its solubility in water, alcohol, and several other organic solvents is well known.

Its main application is as an essential ingredient in de-icing and antifreeze formulations. Its capacity to reduce water's freezing point accounts for this characteristic, which makes it indispensable in car coolant systems to keep engines from freezing in cold weather. It also functions as a heat transfer fluid in a variety of settings, including refrigeration systems, where it facilitates effective heat exchange and cooling. In addition, ethylene glycol is an essential component in many personal care and household product formulations, including skin creams, lotions, shampoos, and detergents. These products' ability to retain moisture thanks to its humectant qualities is beneficial for skin and hair.

Polyester resins, which are widely used in the manufacturing of plastic bottles, textiles, and other packaging materials, are made in the plastics industry using ethylene glycol. Because of its hygroscopic properties, it is a useful material in the production of PET bottles. In addition, ethylene glycol is employed as a desiccant in natural gas pipelines to stop the formation of hydrates, which can clog and damage the pipes, and as a dehydrating agent in natural gas processing.

The value of the world market for ethylene glycols was estimated at USD 29.23 billion in 2022, and it is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2% to reach USD 42.33 billion by 2032. The market's revenue growth for ethylene glycol is mostly driven by the expanding need for coolants and antifreeze in the automotive industry, as well as the rising demand for polyester fibers, particularly in the textile and packaging industries.

According to IS standard IS 5295:2023, all ethylene glycol is now covered by the required ISI Certification Scheme. 

Without the ISI Mark, this product cannot be marketed, imported, or exported into the Indian consumer market.


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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Why choose Brand Liaison?

Brand Liaison provides helpful support for achieving ISI Mark Certification. Among our offerings are:

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

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