IS 9962:1981

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 9962:1981 for Steel Wire for needles.

This standard specifies the requirements for steel wires for needles used in hand sewing and gramophones. This standard classifies steel wire for needles according to chemical composition, wire size, and finish.

This standard covers the following types of needles:

  • Hand sewing Domestic and tailors, including embroidery and drawing
  • Sail makers
  • Glovers
  • Saddlers
  • Hardness
  • Packers
  • Upholsters
  • Palm makers
  • Tacking
  • Gramophone needles

The wire must be cold drawn from steel produced using an open hearth, an electric duplex, basic oxygen, or a combination of these processes. All finished wires must be well and cleanly drawn to the specified dimensions. The surface of the wire must be clean, uniform, smooth, and free of harmful defects such as pit marks, pores, scratches, longitudinal and transverse cracks, and so on, which are detrimental to the end-use of the product.


The following test shall be carried out in accordance with the method specified in the standard.

  • Chemical composition
  • Tensile test
  • Decarburization
  • Freedom from defects
  • Coating test

Packing and Marking:

Packing and marking shall be done as per IS 9962:1981. Each coil of wires must be properly bound, fastened, and oiled before wrapping in polythene and jute. Each coil of wire must be labelled with the wire size, lot number, finish, and the name of the manufacturer or his trademark or any other mark required by the purchaser. The material could also be marked with a standard mark (ISI Mark). Manufacturers must obtain a BIS license from the Bureau of Indian Standards to use a standard mark (ISI Mark). BIS grants a license based on a successful assessment of manufacturing infrastructure, quality control, testing capabilities, and production process during a visit to manufacturing premises.

isi mark


For Detailed Information about the Procedure for BIS ISI Certification, Visit :

  1. Procedure for Domestic Manufacturer
  2. Procedure for Foreign Manufacturer


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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