Standardization facilitates use of right material for right purpose. It also helps to build consumer confidence in any material/product and ensure product quality conforming to the specifications. It helps the manufacturer to compete in the international market for selling his products. The Institute continues to play a significant role in formulating and evaluating standard/ specifications for wood, wood products and products from lignocellulosic materials by serving on various committees/subcommittees of BIS, the national standards body of India responsible for formulation of standards.
IPIRTI is very much involved in the activities of BIS related to Standards on Wood and wood based Panels. Scientists serve on various sectional committees and sub committees of Civil Engineering Division of BIS as conveners/members. Director, IPIRTI is the Chairman of wood products and products from other lignocellulosic materials sectional committee CED: 20 and also a member of BIS Council.
Standardization Activities include
Formulation of Standards for materials developed at the Institute or elsewhere
Revision of existing Standards of BIS based on research carried out at the Institute
Preparation and revision of draft Standards referred by BIS
Sending comments to draft amendments,
Rationalization of test procedures and methods and review ISO draft Standards.