The textile industry consumes huge amounts of energy and resources in all the textile manufacturing stages. For example the shrinkage finishing process particularly requires large volumes of moist chemical apply and thermal energy – but a significant part of these resources is wasted. Over the years A. Monforts Textilmaschinen has been concentrating its intensive R&D activities on developing energy-saving machine concepts and systems, focusing on efficient water and chemical apply units – so called ECO – Application units. One of the most recent pioneering innovations to emerge is the development of the Eco Applicator with its controlled kiss roll (tangential application) technology. This innovative system comprises a new application technique and a highly efficient adjustable moistening system that enables – in combination with the latest developed efficient Thermo-Stretch unit (skewing, stretching and drying) – thermal energy and resources to be utilised in a target manner.  The Monfortex Eco Line with his tangential Eco Applicator technology offers a real potential for reducing processing time and costs, thereby recouping the investment outlay of the innovative system very quickly.