BIS Certification for Stainless Steel Butt Hinges IS 12817:2020

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BIS ISI certification IS 12817:2020, developed by the Bureau of Indian Standards, outlines the requirements of manufacturing, chemical composition, physical characteristics and testing procedures for stainless steel butt hinges. These hinges, manufactured from stainless steel – an alloy prized for its durability and corrosion resistance – can be produced entirely or predominantly from this material. These typically consist of two rectangular metal plates connected by a pin and are designed to be installed on the sides of doors, cabinets and similar structures. Their stainless steel structure ensures remarkable resistance to rust, tarnishing and corrosion, making them suitable for a variety of indoor and outdoor applications. These hinges operate smoothly and reliably, ensuring longevity and structural integrity even in adverse weather conditions or moist environments. BIS certification is mandatory for stainless steel butt hinges.

The demand for reliable, long-lasting hardware in construction, renovation, maintenance and design projects in various industries, where quality and durability are paramount, drives the market for stainless steel butt hinges.

As per IS 12817:2020, all stainless steel butt hinges are subject to mandatory certification under ISI certification scheme.

Key highlights

Product Name Stainless Steel Butt Hinges
Applicable Indian Standard IS 12817:2020
Applicable Certification Scheme Product Certification Scheme (ISI Mark Scheme) Scheme 1 - Schedule 2
Compliance Requirement Mandatory
QCO Link Quality Control Order
Scope as per Standard This standard covers types and requirements for materials, dimensions, manufacture and finish of stainless steel butt hinges.


The following are the major tests for Stainless Steel Butt Hinges:

  • Dimensions and Tolerances
  • Manufacture
  • Finish

The standard covers specifications for the materials, dimensions, manufacturing processes and surface finish of stainless steel butt hinges. Specifically, it addresses the types and requirements of materials, dimensions, construction and finishing. The stainless steel used for flaps should conform to any of the grades specified in IS 6911, while the stainless steel used for pins should conform to any of the grades specified in IS 6528. Additionally, the standard specifies the dimensions, number and position of holes.

BIS Certification Process

Obtaining a BIS license involves a thorough assessment of manufacturing infrastructure, quality control capabilities, testing facilities, and production processes. This comprehensive evaluation ensures that the products not only comply with regulations but are also safe and reliable for consumers.

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Timeline for BIS Certification

The approximate timeline to obtain BIS Certification for Stainless Steel Butt Hinges to use ISI mark as Per IS 12817: 2020 is given below:

  • For Indian Manufacturers (Standard Timeframe – 30 days)
  • For Foreign Manufacturers (Standard Timeframe – 180 days)


The implementation of the Stainless Steel Butt Hinges (Quality Control) Order, 2023, is ushering in a transformative era for the market Stainless Steel Butt Hinges in India. Manufacturers, by embracing these guidelines and securing BIS certification, are not merely complying with regulations; they are setting new benchmarks for excellence in the industry. Opting for BIS-certified Stainless Steel Butt Hinges signifies more than a product purchase; it represents a commitment to dependability, superior quality, and safety.

BIS certification for Stainless Steel Butt Hinges goes beyond meeting regulatory checkboxes, assuring the highest performance standards in these products. In an era where quality takes precedence, choosing BIS-certified Stainless Steel Butt Hinges guarantees a product that is not only dependable but also of the finest quality.

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