IS 15392:2003

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 15392:2003 for aluminium and aluminium alloy bare foil for food packaging.

Aluminium and Aluminium Alloy Bare Foil for Food Packaging are covered under IS 15392:2003. This standard specifies the requirements for the bare foil of annealed aluminium and the aluminium alloy used in food packaging.

Bare foil: A cold rolled product of rectangular cross-section with a thickness greater than 0.011 mm but less than 0.075 mm, available in either straight length or coil form.

This standard covers Aluminium and Aluminium Alloy Bare Foil for Food Packaging of the following varieties:-

  1. Preferred Nominal Thickness: 11,12,14,16,18,20,22,25,28,30,35,40,45,50,60,70 & 75 µm
  2. Surface Condition:
    • Dry Annealed
    • Slick Annealed

The material used for aluminium and aluminium alloy foil must meet the chemical composition of IS 737 Grades 19000, 19500, 19600, 31000, and 40800. IS 10259 specifies the general requirements for supplying aluminium and aluminium alloy foil. The material must be provided in fully annealed 'O' temper, and the material may be supplied in any other tempers if the purchaser agrees. The foil roll shall be supplied in the pre-lubricated condition unless otherwise specified by the purchaser.

All rolls must be individually inspected for manufacturing flaws, surface flaws, and dimensional tolerances.


The following test shall be carried out for bare foil.

  • Material
  • Pinhole count
  • Lubricants
  • Dimensions
  • Tensile Properties
  • Freedom from defects
  • Surface Conditions

Each package of bare aluminium and aluminium alloy foil may be suitably marked for identification with the Manufacturer's name, grade, material condition, batch number, and date of manufacture. The Standard Mark (ISI Mark) may also be marked to the foil package. The Manufacturer must obtain a BIS license from the Bureau of Indian Standards to use a standard mark (ISI Mark). The Bureau grants a license based on a successful assessment of manufacturing infrastructure, production process, and quality control and testing capabilities during a visit to its manufacturing premises.

isi mark


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