100+ energy-efficiency improvement opportunities for the textile industry

Updated : October 2020


  • Energy management professionals
  • Machinery and equipment makers
  • Production professionals
  • Textile industry sustainability professionals
  • Textile printing professionals

This guidebook provides information on around 190 existing and emerging energy efficient measures and technologies in the textile industry.

Based on an extensive survey, details on energy and cost savings from detailed case studies across the globe have been provided where available. The analysis of the energy efficient opportunities includes both retrofit/process optimization as well as complete replacement of the current machinery with the state of the art technology.

The key textile industry sub-sectors focused are spinning, weaving, wet processing, man-made fibre and other cross-cutting technologies. More research on economics and the feasibility of these technologies based on plant specific processes would enable textile industries adopt energy efficient measures in a short term.

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Variable frequency drives

Energy efficient lighting

Solar water heaters

Energy efficient motors

Energy efficient compressed air system

Heat recovery in textile wet processing

Process automation in textile dyeing

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