What is TC in Bedsheets and in Bed Linens Specification?

In the context of bed linens, "TC" stands for "Thread Count."

Thread count refers to the number of horizontal and vertical threads per square inch in a woven fabric. It is often used as an indicator of the fabric's quality and smoothness. Generally, a higher thread count implies a softer and more durable fabric. For example, 100% cotton 200 TC bedsheets. 140 TC or 180 TC bed sheets.

When you see "180 TC" in the context of a bedsheet, it means that the fabric used to make the bedsheet has 180 threads woven horizontally and 180 threads woven vertically per square inch.

In the context of textile fabric quality, thread count is the same "Ends per inch" and "Picks per inch". Read more about the terms EPI and PPI.

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Related questions:

1. What does 140 tc cotton mean?
When you see "140 TC" in the context of bedsheets, it means that there are 140 threads (both horizontal and vertical) per square inch of the fabric. The fiber content of the fabric is cotton (100% or blended). While 140 TC can be considered on the lower side compared to higher-end bedsheets, it can still be comfortable and suitable for everyday use.

Keep in mind that 140 TC is considered relatively low, and higher-quality bed sheets often have thread counts of 200 or more. However, the feel and comfort of the bedsheet also depend on the type of fabric used, so thread count is just one factor to consider when choosing bedsheets.

2. What is 144 TC in a bedsheet?
144 TC means that there are 144 threads (both horizontal and vertical) per square inch of the fabric. 

Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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