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Vorwerk selects ELIX 5120 premium ABS-Blend for Thermomix food processor – and awards “A” supplier status to ELIX Polymers

Tarragona, May 2, 2018 – Vorwerk Elektrowerke GmbH has selected ELIX ABS-Blend 5120 for the control panel housing of its new Thermomix TM5 food processor. ABS Blend E.5120 is produced by ELIX Polymers S.L., a leading manufacturer of ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) resins and derivatives in Europe.

The TM5 is a 3-component product with a very complex and demanding injection process. Vorwerk selected the ELIX 5120 ABS-Blend - coloured in a customized grey - because it was able to offer the required high toughness, rigidity, dimensional stability, good heat resistance and high gloss appearance as the key properties. - Impact-resistant ELIX ABS-Blend 5120 not only offers an excellent balance of the required properties, it can also be processed efficiently even in thin wall thicknesses thanks to its optimized flow properties.

Vorwerk awards “A” supplier status to ELIX Polymers S.L. with zero defect rate in 2016

Vorwerk and ELIX Polymers have built a successful partnership over many years, based on supply reliability and the quality of premium engineering thermoplastics of ELIX polymers - used for many quality products in Vorwerk’s product portfolio for modern household appliances such as vacuum cleaners. “We have an excellent supplier relationship and consider ELIX Polymers as a valuable and reliable supplier as well as a development partner for sophisticated technical projects and objectives”, said Vorwerk's strategic purchasing agent, Carsten Schlegel. Vorwerk has recognised ELIX Polymers as an “A” supplier with a zero defect rate since beginning of the business partnership – and this was confirmed again in October 2017.

“We consider the renewed A-supplier assessment as a confirmation of our company's philosophy of continuous improvement regarding quality and best-in-class service. We are grateful and honoured that Vorwerk considers ELIX Polymers as a preferred supplier for our high-quality ABS”, comments Joachim Kroeger, Regional Sales Manager of ELIX Polymers.

Vorwerk has modernized its multifunctional kitchen machine Thermomix with innovative technologies such as recipe chips, touchscreen and guided cooking function. The new Thermomix-model TM5 can be operated intuitively by a touchscreen and just one button. With its innovative recipe chips and a unique guided cooking function, the Thermomix TM5 food processor opens up a new digital dimension of cooking and sets new standards.

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Notes for editors

ELIX Polymers - ELIX Polymers is a leading manufacturer of ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) resins and derivatives in Europe.

Operating from its head office in Tarragona, Spain, and with Sales support teams in all key markets, the company is a specialist provider of tailor-made solutions for high quality thermoplastics applications. With a 40-year track record, ELIX Polymers is an expert in ABS polymers, and it has the resources, the expertise and the experience to create value for its customers through highly individual solutions.

ELIX Polymers offers a broad range of material solutions for a variety of industries and applications, meeting the stringent requirements of the Healthcare, Automotive, Appliances, Electronic, Toys and other industries.

For more information please visit www.elix-polymers.com.

As per corporate identity, ELIX is written in capitals. Would you be so kind as to use this way of writing when publishing this story? Many thanks.

Vorwerk - The Vorwerk & Co. KG family enterprise was founded in 1883. The holding company’s registered office is located in Wuppertal, Germany. At the head of the corporate group are the Managing Partners Reiner Strecker, Frank van Oers and Rainer Christian Genes. Vorwerk’s core business encompasses both the production and sale of high-quality household products (Thermomix kitchen appliance, Kobold vacuum cleaner, Twercs tools, Lux Asia Pacific products) and cosmetics (JAFRA Cosmetics). Here, Vorwerk always seeks direct contact to the customer – be it through direct selling, via its own e-shops or its Vorwerk stores in good inner-city locations. The Vorwerk family also includes the akf bank, Vorwerk flooring and its sister group, HECTAS. Worldwide there are more than 649,000 people working for Vorwerk, some 637,000 of whom are independent advisors. Vorwerk generated consolidated sales of 3.1 billion euros (2016) and operates in more than 70 countries.

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