ASTM D3823 - 07(2012)

    Standard Practice for Determining Ticket Numbers for Sewing Threads

    Active Standard ASTM D3823 | Developed by Subcommittee: D13.58

    Book of Standards Volume: 07.01


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    Significance and Use

    This system of sewing thread ticket numbers was developed to overcome the confusion arising from the use by the thread industry of a multiple number of undefined and unrelated ticketing systems.

    The practice is used by sewing thread manufacturers to determine the ticket number to be assigned to a sewing thread. The ticket number is an indicator of the amount of raw fiber in the thread. It is based on greige thread rather than finished thread because finishing processes such as bleaching, dyeing, stretching, mercerizing, or sewing finish application significantly change the apparent thread size so that it may become an inadequate indicator of raw fiber present. Because of the foregoing it is not practical to verify the ticket number by sizing the finished thread.

    1. Scope

    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, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D123 Terminology Relating to Textiles

    D204 Test Methods for Sewing Threads

    D1907 Test Method for Linear Density of Yarn (Yarn Number) by the Skein Method

    D4849 Terminology Related to Yarns and Fibers


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 59.080.20 (Yarns)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11150000(Fibers and threads and yarns)


    DOI: 10.1520/D3823-07R12

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