IS 2012:200

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 2012:2006 for red phosphorus.

Red phosphorus is covered under IS 2012:2006. This standard specifies the requirements and the sampling and testing methods for red phosphorus, which is suited for the match industry and general industrial application.

The substance must be in the form of a dark red amorphous powder or granules that are primarily composed of phosphorus and it must be free from visible contamination. When tested using the procedures specified in the standard, the material must meet the requirements of the specification. When tested using the method defined, the substance must be proven to contain no white phosphorus.

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


The following test shall be carried out for red phosphorus.

  • Description
  • Free Moisture
  • Matter Soluble In water
  • Acidity
  • White Phosphorus
  • Copper
  • Iron

The following information must be legibly marked on each container:

  • The material's name
  • Manufacturer's name and, if applicable, a recognized trade-mark
  • The net mass of the substance in the container
  • Manufacturing month and year
  • Caution label 'Flammable' with the relevant symbol for labelling dangerous goods
  • The substance must be packed in air-tight containers.

Packing and marking must be done in accordance with Indian standards. The Standard Mark (ISI Mark) shall be marked on each packing, provided that the product thus marked meets all of the specifications' requirements. 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.

Latest QCO for Red Phosphorus IS 2012:200

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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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