IS 16208:2015

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 16208:2015 for HDPE/PP Woven sacks for packaging food grains.

HDPE/PP woven sacks for packaging of 10 kg, 15kg, 20 kg, 25 kg, 30 kg food grains are covered under IS 16208:2015. This standard specifies the requirements of HDPE/PP woven sacks suitable for packaging all types of food grains such as rice, wheat, pulses, millet and similar grains.

Based on the material requirements of HDPE or PP, there will be two groups for weaved sacks:

Group 1: HDPE woven sacks
Group 2: PP woven sacks

The sacks shall conform to requirements specified in the standard. The high density polyethylene or polypropylene used for tape must meet the requirements defined in IS 10146 or IS 10910. The tape must be made from virgin granules of high density polyethylene (HDPE)/polypropylene (PP).

The fabric used in HDPE/PP woven sacks must comply with IS 16208:2015. Sacks are made of tubular woven fabric and must be stitched at the bottom with two rows of lock or chain-type stitches. HDPE/PP tape or any other thread suitable for the purpose shall be used for stitching.


The following test shall be carried out for HDPE/PP woven sacks for packing food grains.

  • Dimensional test
  • Breaking strength test
  • Mass of bale
  • Ash content and some others test

A laboratory shall be adequately maintained, in which the various tests shall be carried out according to the methods specified in the standard.

Printing, packing, and marking on the sacks and bales shall comply with the standards. Each sack may also be marked with a standard mark (ISI Mark). 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, testing capabilities, and production process.

You can also read about BIS Certification for the following products

Product Name IS Number
HDPE PP Woven Sacks for Filling Sand IS 14252:2015
HDPE PP Woven Sacks IS 14887:2014
HDPE PP Woven Sacks for Packaging Sugar IS 14968:2015
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