Development of Technical Textiles in Israel
The Israeli imports of technical textiles reached about USD 132 million in 2014, similar to the previous year. China was the major supplier having extended its market share considerably in recent years. The volume of Israeli imports of technical textiles from China amounted to 20.3 % in 2014
Italy came close and ranked second. Turkey took the third and Germany the fourth place. The German import market share equalled 9.8 % in 2014 having remained relatively stable during past years.
Israeli manufacturers of technical textiles increasingly specialised in research- and development-intensive goods. This applies to textiles for medical use or products with integrated sensor electronic for the supervision of the patients’ health status in particular. Foreign companies have got the opportunity to cooperate with regard to research and development.