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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.



Name of Testing/Consultancy

Proposed rates*



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



Identification of wood (Police enquiry)

Rs.20,000/- per sample


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

Rs.20,000/- per sample


Physical tests:

(Specific Gravity/Density of Wood, Moisture Content)

Rs.2,000/- per sample


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



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

Rs.1,000/- per properties per species


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


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




Thermo Gravimetric Analysis of Lignocellulosic Material

(Oxidative/Inert Condition)

Rs.5,000/- per sample


Determination of penetration and retention of preservative in the treated wood

Rs.10,000/- per sample



Wood polymer composites

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


Preservative solution analysis

Rs.10,000/- per solution


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

Rs.4,000/- per sample


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



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


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



Supply of fungus culture per tube

Rs.1,000/- per species


Testing of bio-efficacy of preservatives/ insecticides against borers

Rs.20,000/- per test


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


Specific information by post


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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