oIIP is recognized by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, as the premiere Scientific and Research Organization in the field of packaging.


The Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Surface Transport and the Director General of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Civil Aviation had authorized the Institute to undertake the testing of Bulk Packages for the carriage of dangerous goods for export by Sea or Air respectively and also to issue the UN Certificate. The Institute has been providing the services since 1989 to large number of packaging material manufacturer as well as exporters and thus promoting the export of chemicals from India.

The Laboratories of the Institute at Mumbai is also accredited to National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) according to ISO/IEC-17025. The accreditation is obtained for 119 tests covering mechanical, chemical and Photometry of various packaging materials like paper and paperboard, plastic and laminates, tin containers, plastic caps and closures, Plastic pressure sensitive adhesive tape, BOPP Tapes, plastic and wooden pallet, plastic feeding bottle, plastic bottles and mineral bottles, blow molded plastic containers with or without caps, HDPE woven sacks, Corrugated fiberboard boxes etc.

The Laboratories of the Institute has also got audited for the recognition of Bureau of Indian Standards for 19 product specification covering paper and paper board, plastic films and laminates, Jute bags, HDPE woven sacks, Plastic bottle & pouch for mineral water, Plastic Feeding Bottle, corrugated fibre board boxes for explosives, Tarpaulins made from high density polythylene woven fabric, etc.

Benefits of NABL Accreditation:

Users / exporters find greater market acceptability for their products / packages, when backed by the results from accredited labs.

Better control of laboratory operations through assurance that quality procedures are in use.

Increased confidence of personnel in their work.