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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

Sample size: 50x50x150 mm

Rs.10,000/- per sample

The Head

Wood Properties & Uses  Division

 Tel: 080-22190169, 080-22190175

 E-Mail: wpu_iwst@icfre.org



Identification of wood (Police enquiry)

Sample size: 50x50x150 mm

Rs.20,000/- per sample


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

Sample size: 50x50x150 mm

Rs.20,000/- per sample


Physical tests

(Specific Gravity/Density of Wood, Moisture Content, Shrinkage):

Sample size: 20x20x60 mm (density)

Sample size: 20x20x25 mm (moisture)

Sample size: 20x20x60 mm (shrinkage)

(Moisture samples should be properly sealed / wrapped in polythene)

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)

Sample size: 20x20x300 mm (Static Bending)

Sample size: 20x20x80 mm (Comp. Parallel)

Sample size: 20x20x100 mm (Comp. Per.)

Sample size: 50x07x325 mm (Tension Parallel)

Sample size: 50x50x56 mm (Tension Per.)

Sample size: 50x50x150 mm (Hardness)

Sample size: 50x50x62.5 mm (Shear)

Sample size: 50x50x150 mm (Nail Holding)

Sample size: 50x50x150 mm (Screw Holding)

Rs.3,000/- per sample



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 and Bio prospecting 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 Protection Division

Tel: 080-22190154/080-22190153/22190152

 E-Mail: wbd_iwst@icfre.org ;  rsundararaj@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


Sandalwood farming and managing its health Consultancy

Rs. 5000/-


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 Division

Tel: 080-22190106

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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  Last Updated on 04-03-2020