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ISI / BIS Certification for Silica-Asbestos-Cement Flat Sheets

BIS Certificate for Silica-Asbestos-Cement Flat Sheets
ISI / BIS Certification is mandatory for

Silica-Asbestos-Cement Flat Sheets

IS Standard : IS 13000:1990

Silica-asbestos-cement flat sheets are construction materials composed of a mixture of silica, asbestos fibers, and cement, pressed into flat panels or sheets. These sheets are valued for their durability, fire resistance, and insulating properties, making them widely used in roofing, cladding, and siding applications in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. The addition of silica to the asbestos-cement mixture enhances the strength and weather resistance of the sheets, making them suitable for use in harsh environmental conditions. Silica-asbestos-cement flat sheets provide thermal insulation, noise reduction, and resistance to pests and rot, making them suitable for a variety of architectural and construction purposes. However, the use of asbestos in these sheets has raised concerns regarding potential health risks associated with asbestos exposure, leading to regulations and restrictions on their use and disposal in many countries.

IS 13000:1990 is an important standard in regulating the quality and safety of silica-asbestos-cement flat sheets, which are widely used in construction for applications like roofing and cladding. This standard provides essential guidelines for manufacturers, stipulating specific criteria for raw materials, manufacturing processes, dimensions, and physical properties. Adhering to IS 13000:1990 ensures that manufacturers produce flat sheets meeting stringent quality standards, ensuring durability and reliability in various building applications. Compliance with this standard also helps mitigate health risks associated with asbestos exposure by regulating asbestos content and ensuring the absence of defects that could compromise structural integrity or pose hazards during installation or use. IS 13000:1990 promotes consistency and uniformity in the production of silica-asbestos-cement flat sheets, facilitating their integration into construction projects seamlessly.

Note: Obtaining the ISI/BIS Certification is a mandatory requirement for manufacturers of Silica-Asbestos-Cement Flat Sheets to sell their products in the Indian market.

In India, manufacturers are required to obtain ISI/BIS certification for their Silica-Asbestos-Cement Flat Sheets to legally sell these products. This certification, mandated by Indian regulations, ensures adherence to specific quality and safety standards established by the BIS for the production and distribution of silica-asbestos-cement flat sheets. Without this certification, manufacturers face legal repercussions and challenges in accessing the Indian market. Therefore, obtaining ISI/BIS certification is not just a regulatory requirement but also a crucial step for manufacturers to demonstrate the reliability, durability, and safety of their silica-asbestos-cement flat sheets. This certification process underscores the importance of ensuring the integrity and suitability of construction materials, instilling confidence among stakeholders in the construction and building industries regarding its compliance with 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

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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
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  • Comprehensive support
  • Cost-effective solutions
  • Time efficient

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