By Abhijit Phadke
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|
|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|
|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.