IS 13893:1994

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 13893:1994 for polyurethane sole, semirigid.

Polyurethane sole, semirigid are covered under IS 13893:1994. BIS adopted this standard after the draft finalized by the footwear sectional committee had been approved by the chemical division council. This standard specifies the requirements, sampling method, and tests for polyurethane, semirigid, unit full soles.

Polyurethane soles are designed for the production of general-purpose footwear bottoms as well as their repair. The product must meet the physical requirements specified in the standard. The sole shall be antislip, or any other suitable design agreed upon by the purchaser and the supplier. When measured in accordance with the method prescribed in IS 12240(PART 1):1988, the thickness of the sole must not be less than 10 mm at any portion of the sole.


The following test shall be carried out for polyurethane sole, semirigid.

  • Ageing test
  • Abrasion resistance test
  • Relative density
  • Hardness
  • Tensile strength
  • Flexural strength

A laboratory shall be maintained, suitably equipped, and staffed, in which the various tests shall be carried out as per the methods defined in the standard.

Packaging and labelling must be done in accordance with the standards. Each sole must be labelled with the size, batch number, and manufacturer's name. The product may also be labelled 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.

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