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Shambhavi Suyesha
| Updated: 21 Jun, 2022 | Category: BIS Registration

How to Get BIS Certificate for Rubber Products?

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There is a growing demand for quality rubber products in domestic and international markets, and BIS certification assures such quality. The BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) has simplified the process of product certification, and now the process gets completed in very less time. BIS aims to process applications for grants of certificates in 30 days.

In 2016, the BIS was provided with the activities of considering the standardisation and Certificate of products, processes and services. In this blog, we will find out how to get BIS Certificate for rubber products.

List of Rubber Products under BIS

How to get BIS Certificate without knowing the rubber products that need to obtain BIS Certificate. So, here is the list of rubber products is given below:

List of Rubber products Indian Standard number
All rubber gum boots including ankle boots IS 5557:2018
Moulded solid rubber soles and heels IS 5676: 1995
Rubber Hawai chappal IS 10702: 1992
Slipper, rubber IS 11544: 1986
Canvas shoe rubber sole IS 3735:1996
Rubber gasket for pressure cookers IS 7466:1994
Rubber tubes: moulded or jointed IS 2415:2015
Rubber hose for Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG): industrial application IS 9573:2017
Rubber: raw, natural IS 4588:1986
Industrial and protective rubber knee IS 5557:2004
Disposable surgical rubber gloves IS 13422:1992
Rubber hose for agricultural spraying IS 1677:2018/ ISO 1401:2016
Latex foam rubber products IS 1741:2019
Leather safety footwear’s direct moulded rubber sole IS 11226:1993
High ankle tactical boots with PU-rubber sole IS 17012:2018
Canvas boot’s rubber sole IS 3736:1995
Rubber hose textile reinforced for compressed air specification IS 446:2017
Safety rubber canvas boots for miners IS 3976:2018
Flexible rubber tubing for LPG IS 10908:1991
Rubber seal: joint rings for water supply, drainage and sewage pipelines IS 5382:2018/ISO 4633:2015
Specification for rubber hose for welding IS 447:1988
Rubber hose for LPG: Domestic and Commercial Application IS 9573:2017
Transmission belting: friction surface rubber belting IS 1370:1993
Surgical rubber gloves IS 4148:1989
Natural rubber compounds: specification for Extruded Products IS 5192:1994
All rubber gum boots and ankle boots: Occupational purposes IS 5557:2018
Rubberized coir sheets for cushioning IS 8391:2019
For rubber hoses, textile-reinforced for general purpose water application IS 444:2017/ISO 1403:2005
Hospital rubber sheeting without reinforcing fabric IS 8164:1876
Single-use medical examination gloves made from rubber latex or rubber solution IS 15354:2018
rubber hoses and hose assemblies for water suction and discharge IS 3549:2017/ ISO 4641:2010
sheet rubber jointing and rubber insertion Jointing IS 638:1979
rubber seals for hydraulic gates IS 15466:2004
hand pump rubber components IS 15500:2021

If one wants to obtain a BIS Certificate for multiple rubber products, then he has to file separate applications for each rubber product.

How to get BIS Certificate for Rubber Products: Documents

The following are the required documents for BIS Certificate for rubber products:

  • Factory registration information with proper documents
  • Identity Proof of the applicant
  • Flow chart of the manufacturing process
  • Adequate testing facilities proof
  • Quality control parameters and their records
  • Details of the authorised signatory and other required documents
  • Laboratory testing report and any other information as per the BIS rules and regulations

How to get BIS Certificate for Rubber Products: Procedure

Following are the steps are given by the BIS for obtaining the BIS Certificate for Rubber Products:

Step 1: Go through the Indian Standard

  • The first step is to find the relevant Indian Standard for a product category.
  • Check whether the product fulfils the norms stated by the Indian Standard and whether the manufacturing unit has proper equipment and test facilities.
  • Rubber makers that do not have such testing facilities should visit the BIS-certified labs.

Step 2: selection of appropriate Indian Standard

  • While applying for BIS Certificate for rubber products, the applicant must select an appropriate Indian Standard for the product.
  • There are two modes of filing the application for the BIS Certificate, normal and simplified procedures.
  • The normal procedure enables the applicant to apply for a BIS Certificate without a test report from the BIS-certified labs[1].  
  • The simplified procedure enables the applicant to submit the test report with the application for BIS Certificate.

Steps 3: Facilitate requested details

  • The applicant submits an application for BIS Certificate with the following required details:
  1. Raw materials
  2. the manufacturing process and machinery
  3. Factory location
  4. Testing personnel
  5. Plat layout
  • The applicant pays the requisite fee along with the application
  • In a case where a simplified procedure makes the application, then the applicant provides a simplified procedure as granted by certified labs of BIS.
  • The applicant provides details of test equipment with the surety that the test facilities for which subcontracting is not allowed in the scheme of inspection and testing are present in the facility.
  • In case of the scheme of inspection and testing or product, a manual is not available for the product and if the applicant intends to be allowed to subcontract any of the tests mentioned in the Indian Standard to a BIS Certified lab instead of establishing the test facility at their own place. The applicant should clarify the lab they intend to subcontract the tests.

Step 4: Concerns raised by BIS

  • After successful submission of the application with BIS, the BIS raises any objection.
  • The applicant responds to such objections promptly and addresses all the concerns raised by the BIS.

Step 5: Factory Inspection

  • The BIS (or any other appropriate authority) proposes a date for inspection.
  • The applicant then provides confirmation regarding the inspection date within 10 days from the application’s submission date.
  • If the applicant fails to confirm, the BIS Certificate application proceeds for closure or rejection.
  • And in such a case, the applicant files a new application.
  • Applicants ensure that on the day of inspection, the products that are going to be inspected are available.
  • The applicant provides feasible quandaries in testing each variety of rubber products listed under the Indian Standards.
  • The BIS underpins the grouping norms to permit the issuance of a license for multiple varieties of rubber products depending upon their testing.
  • The applicant makes the production process available along with the production or quality control staff.
  • Applicants ensure the availability of the required machinery and testing facility.
  • The applicant also ensures the testing of samples by a quality control expert in the presence of BIS personnel and generates a test report.

Step 6: follow up action  

  • If BIS personnel point out any loophole during the inspection, then he shares the same in the Discrepancy cum Advisory report.
  • The BIS personnel, after satisfactory inspection and verification of samples in factory seal samples and counter samples of the items as per the guidelines in the product manual.

Step 7: Issue of Certificate

  • After receiving the test report or after inspection (as the case may be) with no action pending, BIS proceeds with the application for issuance of a Certificate for rubber products.
  • How to get BIS Certificate without paying off the fee, so the BIS asks the applicant to pay the requisite fee before issuing the Certificate.
  • When the applicant makes the payment, the BIS issues the license/certificate for rubber products.

Conclusion

The BIS has simplified the process of obtaining a Certificate for any products falling under Indian Standard. This blog on how to get BIS Certificates has provided thorough knowledge on the process of obtaining a BIS Certificate for rubber products. Every manufacturer intending to manufacture rubber products must have this BIS Certificate. The process is simple, including the testing of products and inspection of the applicant’s premises. If the manufacturer intends to manufacture more rubber products, then he has to apply again for BIS Certificate in a separate application.

Read our Article:What is a CRS Mark on Products?

Shambhavi Suyesha

Shambhavi holds a strong legal background, having completed her BA LLB and LLM. She is particularly interested in legal research and writing, and wishes to utilise her knowledge to create informative legal content. She is an analytical researcher and keeps herself updated about the current legal affairs. She also holds prior experience in publishing articles on assorted legal areas.

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