IS 13601:1993

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 13601:1993 for ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymers.

Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymers are covered under IS 13601:1993. This standard specifies the requirements and sampling and testing techniques for ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer to manufacture plastic objects used in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, and drinking water. Other than toxicological considerations, this standard does not attempt to prove the appropriateness of the packing media with specific commodities, medications, and drinking water.

A basic resin made by co-polymerizing ethylene and vinyl acetate. When evaluated in accordance with the methods specified in Annex B of the standard, the VA content in EVA copolymers shall be between 3% and 50%. The substance must also meet the threshold requirements for manufacturing wastes, polymerization components, and additional items as specified in 13449:1992.

A plastic substance intended for food contact must be stored separately from other materials in closed, clearly labelled containers. An authorized person is responsible for supervising and controlling the issue of plastic materials to the process or production area and keeping adequate written records of such issues. At all times, adequate hygiene standards must be maintained, and plant operators and storage personnel must be instructed in good hygiene practices. Individual test samples will be subjected to testing to determine all requirements.

The material shall be packed in paper/plastic bags with appropriate liner, as agreed between the purchaser and the supplier, in order to prevent contamination during storage.


Each package must be marked with the following information:

  • Source of manufacture, and trade-mark, if any
  • Name and type of material
  • Month and year of manufacture
  • Net mass of the material
  • Lot and batch number

The Standard Mark (ISI Mark) may also be applied to the package. The Manufacturer must obtain a BIS license from the Bureau of Indian Standards to use a standard mark (ISI Mark). The BIS grants a license based on a successful assessment of manufacturing infrastructure, quality control and testing capabilities, and production process.


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If a product falls under the scope of the BIS Conformity Assessment Scheme, All the manufacturers, importers, and foreign entities must obtain BIS ISI Certification. The Bureau may cancel the License if the product fails to meet certification requirements.

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