You are here: PositiveIndians Blog -> Plywood


Indian Standards: IS codes for plywood, particle boards, and MDF


The quality standards for the manufacture of engineered boards viz. plywood, particle boards and MDF as specified by BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) are detailed in various IS documents. This article lists the IS codes for each of these boards for ready reference.



Type of board IS Code
Commercial MR grade Plywood IS:303
Exterior BWR grade Plywood IS:303
Flexible Plywood IS:303
Marine Grade Plywood IS:710
Plain MDF boards (Interior and Exterior grade) IS:12406
Prelaminated MDF boards (Interior and Exterior grade) IS:14857
Plain Particle boards IS:3087
Prelaminated Particle boards IS:12823
Structural plywood IS:10701
Shuttering plywood IS:4990
Fire Retardant plywood IS:5509
Decorative Veneered boards IS:3097


Companies in India that meet the quality standards prescribed in these documents, can apply for and get a certificate of quality from BIS, and then become eligible to put the trusted and prestigious ISI mark on their products.