ASO – Silver tin oxide Ag – Silver, chemical symbol Bi, Bismuth, chemical symbol Cd – Cadmium, chemical symbol Cr (VI) – Hexavalent chromium, chemical symbol CRT – Cathode ray tube EEE – Electrical and electronic equipment ELV – End of life vehicles, EU directive EU – European Union Green – Used to describe RoHS-compliance component Hg – mercury, chemical symbol IT – Information technology LFS – lead free soldering Material declaration – format used to communicate the material content of a component NiAu – nickel and gold, chemical symbols Pb – lead, chemical symbol Pb-Free – Lead free. Implies free of the other five hazardous materials in RoHS as well PCB – printed circuit board PVC – poly vinyl chloride RoHS – Regulation of Hazardous Materials produced by the European Union SAB – Tin, silver, bismuth alloy SABC – Tin, silver, bismuth, copper alloy Sn – Tin, chemical symbol WEEE – Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment, a European directive
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