Standard Practice for
Determining Ticket Numbers for Sewing Threads1
This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 3823; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of
original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of the last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A
superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.
1.1 This practice establishes standard ticket numbers for
sewing thread regardless of fiber content or type of thread.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded
as the standard; the values in English units are provided as
information only and are not exact equivalents.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the
safety concerns associated with its use if any. It is the
responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations before use.
2. Referenced Documents
2.1 ASTM Standards:
D 123 Terminology Relating to Textiles2
D 204 Test Methods for Sewing Threads2
D 861 Practice for Use of the Tex System to Designate
Linear Density of Fibers, Yarn Intermediates, and Yarns2
D 1907 Test Method for Linear Density of Yarn (Yarn
Number) by the Skein Method2
2.2 ANSI Standard:
ANSI/ASQC Z1.4 Sampling Procedures for Inspection by
3.1.1 greige thread, n—undyed or unfinished sewing thread
in the state following final plying or an equivalent step in a
processing sequence such as extruding or braiding.
3.1.2 sewing thread, n—a flexible small diameter yarn or
strand, usually treated with a surface coating, lubricant, or
both, intended to be used to stitch one or more pieces of
material or an object to a material.
3.1.3 ticket number, n—in sewing thread, the designator
assigned to a sewing thread to designate its approximate linear
22.214.171.124 Discussion—The ticket number is an indicator of the
approximate amount of fiber present. The smaller the number,
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