The technical/innovative textile sector has developed at a very high pace in recent years. In 2010, global production of textiles for technical applications and nonwovens amounted to 37 bn euros, rising to 60 bn euros for 2018. In Europe, over 30 per cent of textile sector revenues currently derive from the production of textiles designed for technical or innovative uses. Germany is the sector’s primary European producer, at roughly 6 bn euros.