India introduces Caustic Soda Quality Control Order
Caustic soda is one of the important chemicals that finds application in products that touch the day to day life of all Indians such as Alumina, Textile, Paper & Pulp, Water Treatment, Soap & Detergents, Glass, Pharmaceuticals, Agro & Crop-care Chemicals, Pipes for Irrigation, Housing and Industrial use etc. In order to reduce the consumption of inferior grade caustic soda having mercury impurity, quality standards IS-252:2013 is being mandated for caustic soda for both domestic makers as well as imports.
Proposed date of adoption: 15 days from the expiry of comment period (i.e. 5 February 2018)