• November 16, 2020
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India | Methylene Chloride (Dichloromethane) (Quality Control) Order, 2020 (1 page(s), in English)

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Methylene Chloride (Dichloromethane) (Quality Control) Order, 2020 (1 page(s), in English)

Methylene Chloride (Dichloromethane) finds application in the manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals, agro chemicals, photographic films etc. Monitoring of purity 99.5% and Heavy Metal content max one PPM warrants making the standard mandatory.Since this item goes to Pharma sector, its quality need to conform to the BIS standards otherwise impurities of Methylene Chloride may enter the animal & human chain. So, for protection of human health, the standard needs to be made mandatory. The locally manufactured or imported Methylene Chloride (Dichloromethane) shall conform to the Indian standard (IS 4566:2020) and shall bear the standard mark under license from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). The use of standard mark is governed by the provisions of Bureau of Indian Standards Act 1986 and the Rules and Regulations made there under. Bureau of Indian Standards shall be the certifying and enforcing authority.

Notifying member: India


Objective tag
Protection of human health or safety; Protection of the environment

The standard of Methylene Chloride (Dichloromethane) is being made mandatory to protect the human health and overall eco system.


Agency responsible
Shri Samir Kumar Biswas Joint Secretary Room No-341, A Wing Department of chemicals and Petrochemicals Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi Telephone No. 011-23383428 Fax: 011-23073682 Email: [email protected]


  • Submission: 16/11/2020
  • Reception: 16/11/2020
  • Distribution: 16/11/2020
  • Final date for comments: 15/01/2021
  • Proposed date of adoption: N/A


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