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ISI / BIS Certification for Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Geomembranes

Get BIS Certification for Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Geomembranes IS 15909: 2020 By Brand Liaison
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Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Geomembranes

IS Standard : IS 15909 : 2020

Engineered geosynthetic materials called polyvinyl chloride (PVC) geomembranes are extensively utilized in a range of containment and environmental protection applications. PVC is a synthetic plastic that is used to make these geomembranes; it is renowned for its strength, resistance to chemicals, and impermeability. PVC geomembranes provide an efficient way to stop liquids or gases from seeping into or out of specified locations, which is why they are employed in containment and barrier systems that must be dependable. +

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) geomembranes are engineered geosynthetic materials that are widely used in a variety of containment and environmental protection applications. These geomembranes are made of PVC, a synthetic plastic that is well-known for its strength, chemical resistance, and impermeability. PVC geomembranes are used in trustworthy containment and barrier systems because they offer an effective means of preventing liquids or gasses from leaking into or out of designated areas. 

The Indian Standard IS 15909:2020 lays forth specifications for geomembranes made of polyvinyl chloride, or PVC. The standard lays forth a number of technical specifications for PVC geomembrane performance, construction, and design. Adherence to these guidelines assists producers in upholding quality control throughout their manufacturing procedures, diminishing discrepancies in the caliber of their output. Producers that follow these guidelines make sure their goods meet legal requirements, which lowers the possibility of legal problems and liabilities.

Note: The mandatory ISI Mark Certification is needed for producers of Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) geomembranes.

The ISI certification denotes that these geomembranes have passed extensive testing and meet the strict requirements established by the BIS. These requirements are especially designed to assess the geomembranes' strength, durability, and appropriateness for use in lining and containment applications. This certification guarantees the effective prevention of seepage, protection against environmental conditions, and long-term structural integrity of these PVC geomembrane materials. Additionally, it demonstrates that these materials are safe to employ in environmental protection and civil engineering projects, enhancing environmental protections and infrastructure safety and integrity.


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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