Testing / Identification charges of ICFRE and its Institutes / Centres


Soil Sample- pH, EC, Organic Carbon (OC)/Organic matter, N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na, Cu, Mn, Fe, Zn, Total soil analysis, Texture, Bulk density, Dry matter/Moisture percent, CHN auto analyzer (Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Sulfer), Micronutrients (Mg, Ni, Zn, Fe, Co, Cr, Cu, Mn).

Water Sample- pH & EC, TDS; Na, K, Ca, Mg, Cl, CO3, HCO3; Total water analysis, Leaf area measurement on per sample basis, Microscopic observation of plant related samples, HPLC, GC-MS, UV-Visible.

Seed testing- Seed germination and viability test, Seed purity tests, Moisture content of seeds, Purity, Germination %, Moisture content, Disease, Insect damage.

Oil testing- Density, Refractive index, Acid value, Saponification value, Iodine value, Unsaponifiable matter, Oil percentage, Peroxide value, Viscosity, Cloud point for biodiesel, Pour point for biodiesel, Flash point for biodiesel.

Laboratory tests- Spectrophotometeric analysis, Determination of phenols (if standards available), Determination of tannins (if standards available), Determination of carbohydrates (if standards available), Determination of starch, Determination of chlorogenic acid (if standards available), Determination of Protein (if standards available), Determination of free amino acid.

HPLC analysis- Determination of phenolic acid (if standards and other chemicals are available), Determination of auxin (if standards and other chemical available), Chemo profiling of medicinal plants with the help of HPTLC.

Analysis of Raw Material- N/10 NaOH Solubility, Hot water solubility, Holo-Cellulose, Klason Lignin, Pentosan, Ash, Silica.

Analysis of Pulp- N/10 NaOH Solubility, Alpha-Cellulose, Klason Lignin, Pentosan, Ash, Silica, Kappa Number.

Pulp Evaluation- Beating & Sheet Formation &Pulp evaluation, Evaluation of rosin chemicals, Baur Mc Nett Fiber classification, Freeness (Canadian).

Paper Testing- Ash content, Bursting strength, Cobb sizing test, Grammage, Folding endurance, Moisture, pH (Hot extract), Porosity (Bendtson), Tearing strength, Thickness, Tensile strength (Breaking Length/Tensile Index), Wax pick strength, Klemn Absorbency, Stiffness, Dynamic contact angle of water with paper.

Optical Properties- Brightness, Opacity, Gloss.

Non Fibrous Raw Material- Alum, Soda Ash, Rosin, Starch, Lime stone, Available lime index.

Black Lignin Analysis- pH 30 degree C, Total Solids, Suspended solids, Residual active alkali, Total Alkali, Silica content, Sulfates ash and organic matter, Sulfates, Chlorides, Lignin content (UV method), Total sugar, Reducing sugar.

Lime sludge analysis- Loss on ignition, Silica as SiO2, Residual CaO, Residual alkali as Na2O.

Effluent analysis- COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand), BOD, Colour.

Complete Evaluation of raw material in Laboratory for Unbleached pulp- Raw material evaluation-Chipping, chip classification, Proximate chemical analysis, pulping optimization (Soda or Kraft), and evaluation of unbleached pulp including kappa number, sheet making and testing for physical strength properties. (For each raw material) Charges are calculate as follows:- Cost of inputs like chemical, energy plus salary of staff for actual days required to complete the work with 100% overhead surcharges.

Timber Mechanics Discipline- Physical test e.g Moisture content specific gravity, weight, water absorption, swelling etc. of wood and wood products, Mechanical test e.g Bending compression, Tension, Hardness, Shear, Nail withdrawal resistance, screw withdrawal resistance etc of wood and wood products, Panel door shutter/ window and ventilator shutter as per IS: 1003 & TADS (excluding identification, checking of chemical treatment, moisture content etc.), Flush door Shutter as per IS: 2202 and IS: 2191, Door shutter Methods of test as per IS: 4020 (Pt-1 to 16), Single test as per IS: 4020 (Pt- 1 to 16), Testing of LVL door shutter as per TADS: 15 (excluding identification/ Moisture content.), Supplying of data on Physical and Mechanical properties of wood, suitability indices, safe working stress or strength coefficient, Supplying single physical or mechanical property data i.e specific gravity, modulus of rupture etc

Wood Preservation Discipline- Analysis of Wood preservative, Determination of penetration and retention of preservative in the treated wood, Preservative treatment-Revised preservative treatment charges + service tax, Testing of preservative in plywood/fire retardants, Toxicity/performance screening test by Agar method, Laboratory test against fungus bottle block bioassays.

Testing of wood preservative/fire retardants (toxicity/performance), Testing treated/untreated timbers synthetic materials against: decay, Screening of germplasms for pest/disease resistance through rapid, Isolation and pure culturing of Bacteria, fungus & virus.

Composite Wood Discipline- Plywood as per IS:303, IS:710, IS:4990 etc. (Moisture, glue shear strength in three conditions and tensile strength) other than preservative test, Block board as per IS:1659, Particle board (plain, veneered and laminated), fibreboard, insulation board, MDF board etc as per relevant standard (excluding thermal conductivity, dielectric constant, sound absorption etc.), Testing of Wood adhesive: a) Performance of UF, PF, Polyvinyl acetate adhesive, b) Purity of phenol/formalin, Confiscated or Commercial Drug sample Identification, Identification and certification of Medicinal Plants used in research submitted as Herbarium sheets.


Thickness of timber and Per Cubic meter charges in Rs.( Existing Rate) (Moisture: Above 25/Below 25)

a) Sal, Asna, Jamun, Silver Oak, Walnut, Kusum, Oak, Eucalyptus

b) Sissoo, Teak, Haldu, Deodar, Birch, Toon, Kikar, Siris, Champak, Bottle brush, Holock

c) Mango, Kanju, Kuyhan, Chir, Poplar

d) Semul, Fir, spruce

Other testings

1- Library assisted identification per peak, Plant identification, Submission/identification of voucher specimen and allotment of accession number, loaning of the plant specimen (herbarium sheet of non type specimen) for identification and other scientific research (non destructive) purpose, Molecular characterization of a Clone/Germplasm, Insect pest/Pathogen identification by comparison, Insect pest/Pathogen identification by studying taxonomic characters, Biocontrol aget-egg parasitoid-tricho card (25000/card), Laboratory testing of pesticide (biopesticide/insecticide) against insect defoliator/white grub, Field testing of insecticides against termites and insect defoliators, Identification of beneficial soil microbes, Testing of biofertilizers, Issue of phytosanitary certificates – a) Seed material, b) Planting material.

2- Identification services for decay fungi/mould, Identification of fungal specimen and its matching with herbarium, Testing antifungal activity of samples, Fungal test, Borer test, Quality analysis of mycorrhizal and rhizobium biofertilizers inoculum, Micro photography of fungi, Efficacy of preservative, Gross calorific value, Authentication and estimation of sandalwood oil, Authentication of redsanders wood.

3- Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) and Exchangeable cations of Soil, Leaf area measurement, Available Nutrients (K), Identification of spider up to family level, Identification of spider up to genus level, Identification of spider up to species level.

4- Identification of Wood, Identification of wood ( Police enquiry), Charcoal Identification, Fibre Analysis, Hand sample (charges per sample), Herbarium specimen Identification, Testing of Biopiray sample, Melting point determination, Ash content, Moisture content, pH value, T.L.C analysis, Estimation of a single constituent in essential oil /fatty oil by GLC (if standard available), HPLC.

5- Insect identification by comparisons with the identified specimens in National forest insect collection (NFIC), Insect identification by studying taxonomic characters: a) Macro-specimens b) Micro-specimens.