ABS: Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
BFR: Brominated flame retardant
Carboran: Plastic use in washing machines tank designed to withstand to water and the action of detergents.
CIW: Common industrial waste.
CAD: Computer aided design
Die: Silicon part of an integrated circuit where is etched the electronic circuit.
EEE: Electrcial and electronical equipement.
EPDM: Ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber
GWP : Global warming potential
IACS: International Agreed Copper Standard
IPCC : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
KEPIs : Key Environmental Performance Indicators
Lest : Heavy part placed in a washing machine which is used to balance the machine and reduce vibration during operation
OCAD3E: Authorized coordinator organisation for WEEE.
ODP : Ozone depletion potential.
PCB: Polychlorinated biphenyl, this is a family of chlorinated organic compounds used for their insulating capabilities, it is now banned because of their toxicity.
PE (PEHD, PELD): Polyethylene, High/low density
PET: Polyethylene terephthalate
PLA: Poly(lactic acid) or polylactide
PMMA: Poly(methyl methacrylate). Also know as Plexiglass®
PVC: Polyvinyl chloride
Recyclability: see ISO 22628
TRIZ: Problem-solving, analysis and forecasting tool