IS 8042:2015

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 8047:2015 for white Portland cement.

IS 8042:2015 covers White Portland Cement. This standard specifies the manufacturing process and the chemical and physical requirements of white Portland cement.

While Portland cement shall be produced by intimately grinding Portland cement clinker with an appropriate proportion of natural or chemical gypsum to produce cement capable of meeting this standard, and at the time of grinding, no material other than gypsum or water or both, and not more than one percent of air-entraining agents shall be added.

When tested according to the methods specified, white Portland cement shall meet the chemical and physical requirements specified in the standard. White Portland cement shall be stored, sampled, tested, and rejected in accordance with lS 269: 1989 for 33 grade ordinary Portland cement. The manufacturer must ensure that the cement meets the requirements of this standard. 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 white Portland cement.

  1. Insoluble Residue
  2. Loss of ignition
  3. Fineness
  4. Setting time
  5. Degree of whiteness
  6. Compressive Strength
  7. Transverse Strength Test

Packing of White Portland Cement shall be done as per IS 8042:2015. Labelling and marking shall be done in accordance with IS 8042:2015. The BIS Standard Mark (ISI Mark) shall be printed on each bag or drum of White Portland Cement or on the label applied to it, provided that the material in each bag or package to which the mark is thus applied meets the specification. 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.

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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