This European Standard defines general terms relating to products of aluminium and aluminium alloys which are helpful for communication within the aluminium industry and with its customers .
It includes terms dealing with aluminium products, processing, sampling and testing, product characteristics and different types of visual quality characteristics.
It does not include terms dealing with bauxite mining, alumina and anode production and aluminium smelting.
This European Standard tries to adhere as closely as possible to the terms and definitions used in other standards or documents.
NOTE For materials other than aluminium, different definitions can apply to terms which are defined in this document.