Ticket Number of Sewing Thread Used in Apparel Industry
Ticket Number of Sewing Thread Used in Apparel Industry
What is the Ticket Number?
The ticket number is a commercial numbering system. It is the manufacturer’s reference number for the size of a given sewing thread. Actually, the size or count of the thread is called ticket numbers. It is denoted by tckt, Nm, Ne, etc. Metric, cotton is the ticket numbering system followed in the readymade clothing sector.
Metric Ticket Number:
Metric count or number is the system of ticket numbering. It is denoted by Nm. This is the number of meters of thread per gram.
For example, one gram of single ply thread is 60m long. So that count or number of that thread is Nm 60/1. If the thread is double plied then metric ticket numbers would be Nm 60/2 and also the weight is 2gm for 60m long thread.
Double plied means two numbers of single yarn twisted together ply yarn. in the same way, metric ticket number (Nm) 90/3 means 3 single yarns are twisted together to form a thread, where each 90m length of a single thread is 1gram and the weight of 90m length of 3 plied threads is 3 gram.
Metric ticket numbering has done by using the below formula:
Metric ticket number= Resultant count × 3
For easy understanding, the following table shows some examples of metric ticket numbers.
Metric number of
thread (Nm) 
Metric ticket
number of thread (Tkt. No.) 
80/2

120

80/4

60

60/1

180

60/2

90

Cotton ticket number:
Cotton ticket numbers are used for cotton sewing thread. It is denoted by Ne.
For example, Ne 60/3 means sewing thread is 3 plied and the weight of each ply of 60 hanks in 840yds is 1 pound.
Cotton ticket numbering has don by using the following equation:
Cotton ticket numbers= Resultant count × 3
To understand easily, the following table shows the example of cotton ticket numbers.
Count of cotton thread (Ne)

Cotton ticket numbers of thread (Tkt. No.)

40/2

60

40/3

40

40/4

30

60/2

90

60/3

60

60/4

45

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