aajadi ka amrit mahotsav
May I help you ?

ISI / BIS Certification for Lauric Acid

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

Lauric Acid

IS Standard : IS 10931:1984

Lauric acid, also known as dodecanoic acid, is a saturated fatty acid with a 12-carbon atom chain and the chemical formula CH3(CH2)10COOH. It is a white, powdery solid with a faint odour of bay oil and is naturally found in various vegetable oils, such as coconut oil and palm kernel oil, as well as in breast milk. Lauric acid is widely used in the production of personal care products, cosmetics, and soaps due to its ability to produce a rich, creamy lather and its mild cleansing properties. It has antimicrobial and antifungal properties, making it a common ingredient in skincare products and pharmaceutical formulations. Lauric acid is also utilized in the food industry as an additive and flavouring agent, particularly in the production of confectionery, baked goods, and dairy products. Despite its utility, excessive consumption of lauric acid may have implications for cardiovascular health, as it is a medium-chain saturated fatty acid, prompting caution in its dietary intake.

IS 10931:1984 plays a crucial role in ensuring the quality and reliability of Lauric Acid, serving as a vital standard that provides comprehensive guidelines and specifications for its production. This standard sets clear parameters for various aspects, including chemical composition, purity levels, and manufacturing processes. By doing so, IS 10931:1984 ensures consistency and uniformity in the production of Lauric Acid, guaranteeing its effectiveness and suitability for diverse industrial applications, such as in the production of soaps, cosmetics, and food products. Compliance with this standard instils confidence among consumers and facilitates seamless integration into downstream processes, enhancing overall operational efficiency and productivity. Adherence to IS 10931:1984 fosters international competitiveness by aligning with global quality standards, opening doors for market expansion and international trade opportunities.

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

For manufacturers intending to legally sell lauric acid in India, obtaining the requisite ISI/BIS certification is imperative in compliance with regulatory standards. This certification is essential as it signifies adherence to specific quality and safety benchmarks mandated by the BIS for the production and distribution of lauric acid. Without the ISI/BIS certification, manufacturers face potential legal consequences and impediments in accessing the Indian market. This certification is a critical step for manufacturers to showcase the reliability, compliance, and quality of their lauric acid products. This certification process underscores the significance of ensuring the integrity and safety of lauric acid, thereby 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

For more detailed information, please click here.


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

For more detailed information, please click here.


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

For more detailed information, please click here


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.

​For more detailed information, please click here.


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

Please click here to get in contact with our team of specialists for a deeper explanation of the paperwork and steps needed to get ISI Mark Certification.

Free Consultation !

Get Free Consultation

connect with us