Last Updated on 29/01/2021

Mofizur Rahaman Akash
B.Sc in Textile Engineering
Email: akashcox@yahoo.com

Count is a numerical value, which express the coarseness or fineness (diameter) of the yarn and also indicate the relationship between length and weight (the mass per unit length or the length per unit mass) of that yarn. Therefore, the concept of yarn count has been introduced which specifies a certain ratio of length to weight. Thread count is expressed by warp and weft yarn. Thread count is very important for GSM and cover factor. But the GSM and cover factor are also depend on the thread density.

From the Table-1 and Figure-1; we have seen that the highest warp count is 40 Ne of Plain and the lowest warp count is 8 Ne (16+16) of Boxy. Also we see that the highest weft count is 40 Ne of Plain and the lowest weft count is 5 Ne (10+10) of Ottoman. Ne (English Count) is the indirect system. In theoretically higher Ne must be finer than lower Ne. So all the results we have collected regarding thread count comply with the theory.

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Table-1: Thread count of different types of woven fabric

 Sample Thread count Warp Weft Dobby 32 20 Boxy 16+16=8 16+16=8 Rib stop 21 21 Oxford 40+40=20 30/2=15 Plain 40 40 3/1 LHT 16 12 Zigzag twill 22 22 Bedford cord 20 16 2/1 RHT 20 20+70D=16 Ottoman 16 10+10=5