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ISI / BIS Certification for Methanol (Methyl Alcohol)

BIS Certification for Methanol (Methyl Alcohol) IS 517 - By Brand Liaison
ISI / BIS Certification is mandatory for

Methanol (Methyl Alcohol)

IS Standard : IS 517: 2020

The chemical compound methanol, also referred to as methyl alcohol, has the molecular formula CH3OH. With a methyl group (CH3) connected to a hydroxyl group (OH), it is the most basic kind of alcohol. Methanol has a somewhat pleasant smell and is a colorless, flammable, and volatile liquid. It is created industrially via a catalytic reaction between hydrogen and carbon monoxide, which is known as synthesis gas. Alternatively, biomass fermentation may be used to make it. Among its many uses are as a fuel, solvent, antifreeze, and an essential raw ingredient for the synthesis of several compounds and materials.

The increased use of methanol in the construction and automotive industries is primarily responsible for the rising demand for the fuel. Furthermore, the demand for methanol is anticipated to be shaped by its usage as a fuel source, environmental laws, and technological improvements. The methanol market is expected to develop significantly over the course of the projection period, with a predicted increase from USD 30.9 billion in 2023 to USD 38.0 billion by 2028, or a compound yearly growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2%. 

Under IS standard IS 517: 2020, all methanol (methyl alcohol) is now covered by the required ISI Certification Scheme.

This standard describes the requirements, protocols for sampling, and techniques for evaluating methanol (methyl alcohol). The substance ought to be a clear, colorless liquid with no suspended solids. In addition, it needs to meet the established standards. For the purpose of performing the required tests in compliance with the procedures outlined in the standard, well maintained labs are required. 

Without the ISI Mark, this product cannot be sold, 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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