IS 6719:1972

When we are a manufacturer, we always want to increase our market share and brand values. 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 product in Indian market.

To get BIS certification and produce a standard quality product, ensure that your product must follow the specified Indian Standard for that product.
Let's take a closer look at IS 6719:1972 for solid PVC soles and heels.

Solid PVC soles and heels are covered under IS 6719:1972. The requirements for PVC soles and heels intended for footwear manufacture and footwear repair are specified in this standard. The specification excludes the design of the soles and heels and the PVC composition and only specifies the essential physical requirements.

This standard specifies the requirements and the sampling and testing methods for PVC full solid soles with or without heels, half soles, and heels sold as finished goods and manufactured by either direct injection or stuck on the process. This standard does not apply to all PVC shoes' soles and heels.

The materials used for soles and heels shall be made of PVC resin or blend with its copolymers. The resins would be compounded with appropriate plasticizers and stabilizers. The surface must be free of blemishes and flaws. The purchaser and supplier must agree on the size and thickness of the soles and heels. The hardness of PVC soles and heels must be between 65 and 75 IRHD. The material shall conform to the physical requirements specified in the standard.


The following major test shall be carried out for PVC soles and heels.

  • Thickness test
  • Relative density test
  • Tensile strength test
  • Tear strength test
  • Volatility test
  • Test for lead
  • Hardness test and any other as specified in the standard.

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

Each sole and heel shall bear the name of the manufacturer or trademark, if any, as well as the size and type of footwear for which it is intended. The product may also be marked with the ISI certification mark, and packaging and marking must be done in accordance with the standards. 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 Solid PVC Soles And Heels IS 6719:1972

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