Splitting Hairs

October 2004
Home Textiles Today;10/25/2004, Vol. 26 Issue 9, p26
Trade Publication
The article discusses the functioning of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The group recently agreed to a standard for thread counts, the bottom line of which was that two-plys must be counted as singles. Under that ruling, a two-ply, 600-count sheet would have to be labeled as a 300-count. The ASTM acknowledges that its recent thread-count standard is not mandatory. At best, it can be wielded as a piece of evidence in civil cases, but it carries no regulatory weight. Manufacturers are seeking their own release from the threadcount treadmill.


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