India India publishes Quality Control Order for toluene, ethylene glycol, etc. .

On July 2, 2020, India’s Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers published the following quality control orders. These orders will come into force on the expiry of one hundred and eighty days from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

Legislation No. Goods or articles Indian Standard Title of Indian Standard
S.O. 2182(E). n-Butyl Acrylate IS 14709:1999 Specification for n- Butyl Acrylate
S.O. 2183(E). Ether IS 336:1973 Specification for Ether
S.O. 2184(E). Ethylene Glycol IS 5295:1985 Specification for Ethylene Glycol
S.O. 2185(E). Terephthalic Acid IS 15030:2001 Specification for Terephthalic Acid
S.O. 2186(E). Toluene IS 537:2011 Specification for Toluene

The Indian Standards that must be complied with shall be the latest version in force at all times.

Goods or articles specified in the table shall conform to the corresponding Indian Standard as specified in the said table and shall bear the Standard Mark under a licence from Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as per the Scheme I of Schedule II of the “Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018”

Also the implementation date of the orders for Acetic Acid, Methanol and Aniline was amended to November 3, 2020.

These orders can be downloaded from the following URL (in Hindi and English)

n-Butyl Acrylate (Quality Control) Order, 2020

Ether (Quality Control) Order, 2020

Ethylene Glycol (Quality Control) Order, 2020

Terephthalic Acid (Quality Control) Order, 2020

Toluene (Quality Control) Order, 2020

Acetic Acid



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