IS 170:2020

In this competitive scenario, it isn't easy to survive in the market without a standard quality and certified product. BIS license may also be required to sell products in the Indian market.

To get BIS certification and produce a standard quality product, the manufacturer must ensure that their product must follow the specified Indian standard.

Let’s take a closer look at IS 1170:2020 for Acetone.

IS 170:2020 covers Acetone. This standard specifies the requirements, sampling methods, and testing procedures for acetone intended for industrial use.

Acetone is a widely used commercial solvent and raw material in the chemical, explosives, and lacquer industries. It is frequently used as a solvent for cellulose acetate, cellulose ether, nitrocellulose, celluloid, chlorinated rubber, various resins, fats, and oils, and as acetylene absorbent. It is increasingly being used in the synthesis of a variety of chemicals, including diacetone alcohol, methyl isobutyl ketone, phorone, isophorone, methyl methocrylate, and various resins, pharmaceuticals, and perfumes.

The material must be clear and free from suspended matter. It must be primarily composed of two propanones or dimethylketones. The material must also meet the requirements of the standard.


The following test shall be done in accordance with method specified in this standard.

  • Purity of acetone
  • Test for Acidity
  • Relative density
  • Distillation Range
  • Test for water Content
  • Residue on Evaporation
  • Permanganate Test
  • Test for Alcoholic Impurities
  • Test for benzene and some other material content

Packing and Marking

Packing and Marking shall be done in accordance with IS 170:2020. Materials must be delivered in sound and clean containers in accordance with the labeling and delivery instructions given by the purchaser. Each container shall be clearly and indelibly marked with the information as specified in the standard.

The Standard Mark (ISI Mark) shall be marked on the product's container provided that the material so marked meets all requirements of the specification. To use a standard mark (ISI Mark), the manufacturer must obtain a BIS licence from the Bureau of Indian Standards. The BIS issues a licence based on a successful evaluation of the manufacturing infrastructure, quality control, testing capabilities, and manufacturing process.

Latest QCO for Acetone IS 170:2020

BIS (Quality Control) Amendment Order for the Acetone

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