CMAI, a consultant for market analysis and forecasts in the petrochemical industry, is to team up with Manchester, UK-based textile and textile application consulting company David Rigby Associates (DRA), to offer a fuels to fashion fibre consulting service. An important driver of the strategic alliance is the fact that DRA recently produced a model for forecasting world end-use consumption of textile fibres for both consumer and technical end-uses, by country and by fibre type.