DRA Launches Expanded DRATEFS Forecasting System

England-based textile industry
business strategists David Rigby Associates (DRA) has expanded and improved its forecasting system
designed for textile product, fiber and chemical suppliers, as well as for applications within
other industrial sectors.

The new DRATEFS system, comprising a product database and a driver-based forecasting model,
provides a report on the global textile end-use market for any of 281 products in the garment,
interior textiles, carpet, technical textiles or nonwovens categories. Product analysis includes
textile fiber and fabric components; dyeing, finishing and process components; and product

The system can provide forecasts up to 10 years ahead for up to 210 countries or specified
regions. It also can customize forecast tables according to client specifications.

January 30, 2007