Types of Yarn

Textile yarn can be classified in various ways based on different criteria. Some common classifications of textile yarn include:

  1. Fiber source: Based on the source of the fibers used to make the yarn, textile yarn can be classified as natural fiber yarn (cotton, wool, silk, linen, jute, hemp, etc.) or synthetic fiber yarn (polyester, nylon, acrylic, etc.).
  2. Twist: Yarn can be classified based on the twist given to the fibers during the spinning process. Low-twist yarns are soft and fluffy, while high-twist yarns are firmer and stronger.
  3. Count: Yarn count refers to the thickness or fineness of the yarn. It is determined by the number of fibers in the yarn and the length of the yarn. Yarns can be classified as coarse, medium, or fine based on their count.
  4. Ply: Yarn can be classified based on the number of strands or plies that are twisted together to form the yarn. Single-ply yarns are made from a single strand of fiber, while multi-ply yarns are made from two or more strands twisted together.
  5. Structure: Yarn can also be classified based on its structure, such as ring-spun yarn, open-end yarn, or air-jet spun yarn. Each structure has unique characteristics and is suitable for different applications.
  6. Color: Yarn can be classified based on the color of the fibers used to make the yarn, such as white, black, or colored yarns. Dyed yarns can also be classified based on the type of dye used, such as natural dyes or synthetic dyes.

These are some common classifications of textile yarn, but there are many other ways to classify yarn depending on specific applications or requirements.

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