How to Convert Knitted Fabric Requirement from Kg to Meter

Question: I faced a situation in which knit fabric is in Kg. I want to convert kg into meters. I have used many formula by searching here and there, but no satisfaction. Please help me and provide me a simple method.
You can convert fabric requirement kilogram to meters provided you have the necessary information for the calculation. You need to know following parameters for the given fabric.
  • Fabric width
  • Fabric weight per square unit (Normally fabric weight is represented per square meter in grams. (GSM) )
  • Fabric weight that you want to convert in meters

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The formula to know the approx length of the roll/thān from its weight

The weight of a fabric roll is calculated using this formula

Areas of the fabric roll in open width X weight per square unit

Weight (in gram) = Fabric length (in meter) X fabric width (in meter) X Fabric GSM


Therefore to convert kg to meter use following formula

Fabric length (in meters) = [(Fabric weight in gram)/ (Fabric GSM *Fabric Width in meter)]

Fabric length (in meters) = (Fabric weight * 1000)/(Fabric GSM *Fabric Width in inch * 0.0254)

When weight is converted into Kg and fabric width is taken in inches

For example, fabric weight of a roll/ thān is 50 kgs, fabric GSM 250 and fabric width 46 inches (open width).

Therefore, Fabric length = (50*1000)/(250*46*0.0254) = 171.17 Meters

Note: The above formula will give you an approx length of the fabric roll as a density of the fabric throughout the roll length may change. Secondly, if you include more than one roll in the calculation, the width of the fabric may also vary roll to roll.

I hope this will help you in your work. Thanks for learning with OCS.

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