Innovative, future-oriented ideas for improved efficiency in the highly competitive textile industry were the central topic presented to the audience at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) in Albstadt recently. The Technical Textiles Cluster of the Reutlingen, Tübingen and Zollernalb IHK invited members to an afternoon textiles expert forum on energy efficiency and new technology. A spin-knit machine combines the spinning and the circular knitting processes where single jersey is manufactured not from yarn but from spinning mill rovings.