India India publishes QCOs for Polycarbonate, Polyurethanes, etc.

On September 23, 2021, India’s Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers published the quality control orders for Polycarbonate, Polyurethanes, etc. These orders shall be come into force 180 days after their publication and not apply to the subject goods for export purposes. The subject goods have to bear the “Standard Mark” in accordance with the license granted by the Bureau of Indian Standards in Scheme I of Schedule II of the “Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Rules, 2018”. Any violation of the provisions of the order shall be punishable under the “Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016”. For the scope of coverage, it is necessary to refer to each applicable Indian Standard.

The quality control orders published this time are as follows.

Goods or articles Indian Standard Title of Indian Standard
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) IS 17077 :2019 or ISO 19062-1:2015 Plastic – Acrylonitrile – Butadiene styrene (ABS) Moulding and Extrusion Materials Part 1 Designated System and Basis for Specification
Ethylene Dichloride IS 869:2020 Ethylene Dichloride – Specification
p-Xylene IS 17370:2020 p-Xylene – Specification
Polycarbonate IS 14434:1998 Polycarbonate moulding and extrusion materials – Specification
Polyurethanes IS 17397 (Part 1):2020 or ISO 16365-1:2014 Plastic – Thermoplastic Polyurethanes for Moulding and Extrusion Materials Part 1 Designated System and Basis for Specification
Vinyl Chloride Monomer IS 17442:2020 Vinyl Chloride Monomer – Specification


The Order can be downloaded from the following URL (in Hindi and English).


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