Information of yarn count

When choosing yarn, we will usually meet 1/16 or 2/32 these professional terms, maybe we will ask, what is yarn count, and what’s meaning of yarn count.

Yarn count means the degree of the yarn; it can be presented at S, D, Nm, Tex and Dtex. Special fabric use special specifications, S and D are usually used. But it usually transfers into Tex in some science and technology literature. So it is usually divided into metric system and British system because of different unit system.

S is the British system, or it represented by Ne, it means that under the commercial moisture regain, how many 840 yard of a pound of yarn length, how many yarn count it will called. Commonly, spun yarn count is represented by S, it means spun. The thicker the yarn, the smaller the S; the slimmer the yarn, the larger the S, such as 40s is slimmer than 20s.


D is the abbreviation of Denier, it is fineness represents method of chemical fiber, it means that how many grams of 9000m filament under commercial moisture regain, usually filament yarn count is represented by D. It means Filament. The larger the D, the thicker the yarn, such as 75 D is thicker than 50D.


Tex also called number, abbreviation is T, and old saying is metric system yarn count. It means that how many grams of 1000m long yarn under commercial moisture regain.


Nm is metric system yarn count; it means that under commercial moisture regain, how many times of 1g yarn length, which means that 1g and 1m yarn is 1 Nm, if it is 200 meters long of 1g, the yarn fineness is 200Nm. Metric system yarn count is also the weight system, so the larger the yarn count, the slimmer the yarn.

Dtex means that how many grams of 10000m fiber.

Below are the conversion formulas of these units








The larger the yarn count, the higher requirement of the raw material .Consinee choose high quality raw material to be the world leader yarn supplier and walk in the yarn fashion forefront.