BIS Certification for Copper Wires for general engineering purposes IS 4412:1981

As per IS 4412:1981, BIS certification is mandatory for copper wires for general engineering purposes. Copper wires, vital components in electrical systems, serve as the backbone to power devices ranging from small electronic gadgets to extensive industrial machinery.

In the contemporary engineering and manufacturing scenario, the indispensability of copper wires lies in their ability to enhance the flexibility, durability and utility of a variety of mechanical and electrical components. Their exceptional properties encompassing high electrical conductivity, ductility and corrosion resistance make them invaluable for many technical tasks and projects.

Key highlights

Product Name Copper wires for general engineering purposes
Applicable Indian Standard IS 4412: 1981
Applicable Certification Scheme Product Certification Scheme (ISI Mark Scheme) Scheme 1 - Schedule 2
Compliance Requirement Mandatory
QCO Link Quality Control Order
Scope as per Standard This standard covers the requirements of copper wires for general engineering purposes.


The following are the major tests for Copper wires for general engineering purposes:

  • Chemical Composition
  • Tensile Strength and Elongation
  • Embrittlement Test
  • Freedom from Defects
  • Diameters and Tolerances

Under IS 4412:1981, the entire spectrum of copper wires designated for general engineering applications must comply with the mandatory ISI certification scheme. This standard clarifies specific physical, chemical and manufacturing requirements along with prescribed test procedures designed for copper wires used in general engineering contexts.

BIS Certification Process

Obtaining a BIS license involves a thorough assessment of manufacturing infrastructure, quality control capabilities, testing facilities, and production processes. This comprehensive evaluation ensures that the products not only comply with regulations but are also safe and reliable for consumers.

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Timeline for BIS Certification

The approximate timeline to obtain BIS Certification for Copper wires for general engineering purposes. to use ISI mark as Per IS 4412:1981 is given below:

  • For Indian Manufacturers (Standard Timeframe – 30 days)
  • For Foreign Manufacturers (Standard Timeframe – 180 days)


The implementation of the Copper wires for general engineering purposes (Quality Control) Order, 2023, is ushering in a transformative era for the market of Copper wires for general engineering purposes in India. Manufacturers, by embracing these guidelines and securing BIS certification, are not merely complying with regulations; they are setting new benchmarks for excellence in the industry. Opting for BIS-certified Copper wires for general engineering purposes signifies more than a product purchase; it represents a commitment to dependability, superior quality, and safety.

BIS certification for Copper wires for general engineering purposes goes beyond meeting regulatory checkboxes, assuring the highest performance standards in these products. In an era where quality takes precedence, choosing BIS-certified Copper wires for general engineering purposes guarantees a product that is not only dependable but also of the finest quality.

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