What is Yarn?

The yarn is the core ingredient on which the textile industry runs. Yarn can be obtained from natural products like plants, insects and animals or can be synthesized artificially. In short, yarn is the continuous assembly of fibres suitable for stitching, knitting, weaving and other textile production.  Yarns are categorized based on their physical structure and performance characteristics.


We right now, deal with some of the yarns from the below-mentioned types of yarns.


Cotton yarn

It is obtained from plant and has an S-twist arrangement. It is environmentally friendly and has no elasticity. Cotton yarn thread count ranges from Ne20 to Ne100- single and multifold.

  • It is extensively used for knitted fabric & garments

  • Used for making bags, bed sheets


Blended yarns

The composition of two or more materials (like cotton, viscose, acrylic, wool, bamboo, Lycra, modal, and linen) result in the formation of blended yarn. The count ranges from Ne10 to Ne60- single and multifold.

  • They are used in weaving and knitting

  • Widely used in Innerwear/garments


Mercerized yarns

Mercerization is done mostly for cotton fibres to improve the strength, affinity to dyes and lustre properties. The count ranges from Ne20 to Ne120- single and multifold.

  • It is used in knitting and crocheting


Synthetic Yarn (compact weave)

Synthetic yarns are mostly made from polyester, elastane, and acrylics. The count ranges from Ne10 to Ne60- single and multifold.

  • Used in activewear and sportswear

  • Found in parachutes, vests and vehicle tires

  • Used in clothing and home furnishings

  • Also used in quilts, sleeping bags

  • The synthetic yarn is used for fillers in pillows and outerwear.


Spandex yarn

It is a synthetic fibre widely popular due to its elastic nature. It is also known as Lycra. The count ranges from 20D to 70D.

  • Used in socks, innerwear, sweaters

  • Used in manufacturing of garments and ribbons, elastic waistbands

  • Used in disposable diapers, swimsuits, ski pants, golf jackets


Polyester yarn

It is obtained from a natural source like cuticles of plant or can be synthesized artificially. The yarn count ranges from Ne8 to Ne60- single and multifold.

  • Used for knitting and weaving

  • Used in consumer fabrics like bedding and furnishings

  • Also used in making of ropes, conveyor belts, and safety belts

  • Used as stuffing material in pillows, sofa, and mattresses

  • Used in Tyres

Nylon yarn

It is a synthetic yarn used widely for commercial purposes due to its tenacity and resilience nature. The count ranges from Ne6 toNe66- single and multifold. The lower range is used for the manufacturing of garments and higher end for industrial products.

  • Nylon is used in tire cords and ropes for nets

  • Used in parachutes, belts, and ropes

  • Well used in women’s hosiery, lingerie

  • Used in floor coverings and carpets

  • Used in toothbrush bristles and climbing gear ropes


Viscose Yarn

Essentially made from a cellulose base, Viscose yarn is known for its tenacity and colour fastness. The count for this yarn ranges from Ne10 to Ne40 - single and multifold.

  • Viscose yarn is used in embroidery threads and novelty yarns

  • Used in fashion apparels

  • Used in women’s lingerie

  • Used for manufacturing domestic textiles

  • Used in mechanical rubber goods along with industrial textiles


Textured Yarn

This yarn is processed in a manner that helps introduce fine distortions such as loops, crimps or coils along the lengths of the filament.

  • Textured yarn is used in a variety of textile products

  • Widely used in knitted under and outerwear

  • Used in suits and overcoats for retaining shape

  • Used in furnishings and upholstery

  • Zippers

  • Tapes/Belts/Bags