For the coding of the alloys, various abbreviations are used in the European Standard, such as 2007 (AlCu4PbMgMn). On this site these encodings are also frequently used. The meanings of the abbreviations are shown below.

  Al    =         Aluminium   Ni     =         Nickel
  Bi    =         Bismuth   Pb    =         Lead
  Cr    =         Chrome   Si     =         Silicon
  Cu   =         Copper   Sn    =         Tin
  Fe    =         Iron   Ti     =         Titanium
  Mg   =         Magnesium   Zn    =         Zinc
  Mn   =         Manganese