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ISI / BIS Certification for Plywood for general purposes

Get BIS Certification for Plywood for general purposes IS 303: 1989 By Brand Liaison
ISI / BIS Certification is mandatory for

Plywood for general purposes

IS Standard : IS 303:1989

General purpose plywood is a popular and adaptable engineered wood product that may be utilized for a variety of woodworking and building tasks. Its structure, which comprises of several layers (plies) of wood veneer bonded together with neighboring plies' grains running perpendicular to one another, is what gives it its distinctive appearance. Strongness, stability, and resistance to splitting or warping are provided by the cross-grain architecture. A variety of wood species may be used to make plywood for general uses, including hardwoods like birch, oak, and maple, and softwoods like pine, fir, and spruce. Generally used plywood is available in a range of thicknesses, from 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) to 1 inch (25.4 mm) or more. The thickness used is determined by the particular needs of the project.

For producers in the plywood and construction sectors, the IS Standard IS 303:1989 for Plywood for General Purposes is crucial. Adherence to this standard guarantees that plywood items fulfill particular quality standards. Plywood sheets made by manufacturers who follow IS 303:1989 are renowned for their dependability and longevity. Plywood sheets that are adhered to this specification are guaranteed to be able to bear structural loads and preserve their integrity over time.

Note: In order to manufacture plywood for general-purpose equipment, manufacturers are required to get the ISI Mark Certification.

In order to ensure that these plywood products meet strict technical requirements, safety laws, and quality standards, ISI Certification is essential. This helps to ensure the reliability and safety of plywood-using constructions and goods. It gives builders, carpenters, furniture makers, and artisans the reassurance that the plywood they use in their projects is of the best caliber, guaranteeing the durability and dependability of furniture, constructions, and other applications.


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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