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NABL Accreditation to 3 Testing Laboratories of IWST

(Certificate No. TC-8020)

Following three testing laboratories of the Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST), Bangalore

  • Wood Anatomy Laboratory, Wood Properties and Uses Division

  • Timber Testing Laboratory, Wood Properties and Uses Division

  • Sandalwood Oil Testing Laboratory , Chemistry and Bio Prospecting (CBP) Division

have recently been accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) in accordance with the standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005 “General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories” in the discipline of Biological (wood anatomy), Mechanical and Chemical testing of wood and wood products.

 

No.

Name of Testing/Consultancy

Proposed rates*

 

1.

Identification of wood

Rs.10,000/- per sample

The Head

 Wood Properties & Engineered Wood  Division

 Tel: 080-22190169, 080-22190171

 E-Mail: wpu_iwst@icfre.org

 

2.

Identification of wood (Police enquiry)

Rs.20,000/- per sample

3.

Authentification of  Red sanders wood  based on santalin content and anatomical features

Rs.20,000/- per sample

4.

Physical tests:

(Specific Gravity/Density of Wood, Moisture Content)

Rs.2,000/- per sample

5.

Mechanical tests 

(Static Bending, Compression Parallel to Grain, Compression Perpendicular to Grain, Tension Parallel to Grain,Tension Perpendicular to Grain,Hardness, Shear, Nail Holding Power, Screw Holding Power)

Rs.3,000/- per sample

6.

 

Supplying single physical or mechanical property data i.e. specific gravity, modulus of rupture etc.

Rs.1,000/- per properties per species

7.

Supplying of data on physical and mechanical properties of wood, suitability indices, safe working stresses of strength coefficient etc.

Rs.5,000/- per wood species

8.

Determination of calorific value of wood

Rs.3,000/- per sample

The Head

 Wood Processing Division

 Tel: 080-22190180, 080-22190175

 E-Mail: wsp_iwst@icfre.org

 

 

9.

Thermo Gravimetric Analysis of Lignocellulosic Material

(Oxidative/Inert Condition)

Rs.5,000/- per sample

10.

Determination of penetration and retention of preservative in the treated wood

Rs.10,000/- per sample

 

11.

Wood polymer composites

Rs.6,000/- (5 samples/batch/test)

12.

Preservative solution analysis

Rs.10,000/- per solution

13.

Proximate analyser (fixed carbon content, volatile content, ash content and moisture content)

Rs.4,000/- per sample

14.

Estimation of percentage of Sandalwood oil (minimum of  200 gm of wood sample needed/core sample of 4 inch) and GC analysis of oil (minimum of  10 ml of sample needed)

Rs.10,000/- per sample for each test respectively

The Head

 Chemistry of Forest Products Division

 Tel: 080-22190190, 080-22190197

 E-Mail: cfp_iwst@icfre.org

 

15.

Distillation of essential oil and estimation of oil yield by hydro distillation method (minimum of 1 kg herbage required)

Rs.10,000/- per sample for each test

16.

Identification services decay fungi/mould

Rs.1,000/- per species

The Head

 Forest Wood Protection Division

Tel: 080-22190167, 080-22190153

 E-Mail: wbd_iwst@icfre.org

 

17.

Supply of fungus culture per tube

Rs.1,000/- per species

18.

Testing of bio-efficacy of preservatives/ insecticides against borers

Rs.20,000/- per test

19.

Testing of wood preservatives/fire retardants

·  Termite mound tests 

·  Laboratory tests against fungus bottle block bioassays

·  Accelerated field tests

Stake test

·  National

·  International

 

·               Rs.40000/-

·               Rs.20,000/-

·               Rs.50,000/-

 

·               Rs.1,00,000/-

·               US $ 20,000

20.

Specific information by post

Rs.2,500/-

The Head

Extension Support Cell

Tel: 080-22190107

E-Mail: extension_iwst@icfre.org

 

  18% GST Extra    

 

 

 The testing charges can be paid either in 'CASH' or through 'Demand Draft' drawn in favour of the DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE OF  WOOD SCIENCE &  TECHNOLOGY, payable at BANGALORE.

The amount can also be paid in the bank as per following details

  • Account Holder's Name:      Director

  • Bank Name & Branch:          Union Bank of India, Malleshwaram, 11th Cross, Bangalore

  • Account Number:                  392002010004883

  • IFS Code:                                 UBIN0539201

The copy of receipt from Bank should be sent to the Director, Institute of Wood Science & Technology, P.O. Malleshwaram, Bangalore-560003 along with testing requisition letter and samples.

 
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