TextileGlossary.com

What is "Percale" - Definition & Explanation

A fine, plain-woven cloth of closely set combed and carded long staple cotton.
A medium weight, plain weave, low to medium count (180 to 250 threads per square inch) cotton-like fabric. End-uses include sheets, blouses, and dresses.
Plain, medium weight, cotton weave of a medium weight that is firm, smooth, with no gloss. Warps and washes very well. It is made from both carded and combed yarns. Percale sheeting is the finest sheeting available and is made of combed yarns and has a count of 200 - carded percale sheeting has a count of 180. It has a soft, silk-like feel. The thread count ranges usually from 180-100.
Percale refers to a closely woven, high thread count, cotton fabric often used for sheets and clothing.
Made for bed sheets, this fabric is extremely soft, made from combed yarn, and with a minimum 180 yarns per square inch.
A Smooth, Closely Woven, Plain Weave Fabric Often Of Cotton. Often Used As A Print Cloth For Apparel And Sheets.
a fine closely woven cotton cloth variously finished for clothing, sheeting, and industrial uses.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

Flame retardant fabrics have been treated with a flame proofing compound. These fabrics retain this fire retardancy for a limited time. Typically, flameproofing chemicals are water soluble and...
Not completely waterproof. Pertaining to fabrics that because of inherent hydrophobic properties or water barriers made of films or membranes are able to shed light snow and rain. In an effort to...
A term that applies to the number of turns and the direction that two yarns are turned during the manufacturing process. The yarn twist brings the fibers close together and makes them compact. It...
A plain weave fabric with even or close to even thread counts in warp and weft. Often of cotton. Carded yarn versions are used for inexpensive apparel, furniture covers and as a base for laminates....
Neither a natural fiber nor a man-made one, it breathes like cotton but is much less sturdy. Versatile rayon is inexpensive and can be woven to feel like linen or wool. It is soft and drapeable but...

Companies for Percale:


If you manufacture, distribute or otherwise deal in Percale, please fill your company details below so that we can list our company for FREE!