# YARN COUNT CONVERTER

## YARN UNITS OF MEASUREMENT

With the count converter you can easily transform the value of a count into different units of measurement.
Use it to transform and compare different yarn sizes.

Fill only if different from 1
Conversion results Final Count Multi-Plies Count
Tex < -
dTex < -
Nm > -
Ne > -
Den < -
mt per kg > -

WHAT IS THE COUNT OF A YARN?

The count is the ratio between the weight and the length of a yarn and determines its fineness (or thickness).

Since it is not possible to measure the exact cross-section of a yarn, as it is deformable and not perfectly circular, the count system is used, which, depending on the unit of measurement and the ratio used, can be direct ( < ) or indirect ( > ).

The MIC yarn count conversion table allows you to always have available the direct or indirect count, in the desired unit of measurement.

DIRECT COUNT
<

The units falling into this group are directly proportional: as the value increases, the thickness of the yarn increases.
The closer the value is to 0/zero, the thinner the yarn. Included in this group are

• Tex : 1 Tex corresponds to 1 gram for every 1,000 metres of yarn.
• Decitex : 1 dTex corresponds to 1 gram every 10.000 mt of yarn (sub-multiple of Tex)
• Denier: 1 den (or Td) corresponds to 1 gram every 9,000 mt of yarn

These units of measurement are mainly used for continuous filament yarns and synthetic staple yarns.

INDIRECT COUNT
>

The units that fall into this group are inversely proportional: as the value increases, the thickness of the wire decreases.
The higher the numerical value, the lower the thickness. Included in this group are

• Metric number (Nm) : number of hanks of 1000 metres of yarn in 1 kg
• English cotton number (Ne) : number of hanks of yarn of 840 yards (768 mt) in 1 English pound (454 g)

These units of measurement are mainly used for natural staple yarns and synthetic staple yarns.