1. Glossary


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.

PA: Polyamide

PC: Polycarbonate

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®

POM: Polyoxymethylene

PP: Polypropylene

PS: Polystyrene

PTFE: Polytetrafluoroethylene

PUR: Polyurethane

PVC: Polyvinyl chloride

Recyclability: see ISO 22628

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