Standard Textile is guided by one shared purpose: to help our customers succeed. Founded in 1940, we’ve built a culture of innovation, quality, and service. A vertically integrated company, we are the world’s leading provider of end-to-end solutions for the institutional textile and apparel markets. With more than 70 patents to our name, our products are engineered to deliver durability, longevity, comfort, and value. We understand the role our products play in comforting your guests. We also understand the challenges you face. That’s why we’re passionate about offering innovative products and technologies that reduce operational costs while enhancing the guest experience.
Centium Core Technology® is so innovative, it’s patented. Unlike anything else on the market today, Centium Core Technology is a weaving process available exclusively in terry and sheeting products manufactured by Standard Textile. We weave a ring-spun combed cotton surface around our multifilament synthetic core, resulting in the best on-the-body feel and on-the-books performance. Centium Core Technology improves product tensile strength, extends service life, and enhances performance. You get unsurpassed durability, superior cost management, and a luxuriously soft hand that guests will appreciate.
While consumers have been trained to equate high thread count with a quality sheet, the truth is that thread count— the system of fabric identification where warp ends and filling picks within a square inch are counted and then added together — is based on outdated intelligence.
The concept of thread count was created in a time before the advent or invention of continuously extruded synthetic filaments, making the thread count discussion backward looking.
Thread count is a figure that is often manipulated by counting plied yarns or simply overstating the actual physical construction.
The system of counting “threads” inherently assumes that all the yarns being counted within a woven fabric are of a single strand, the result of twisting together many staple-length pieces of fiber.
In the case of Standard Textile’s ComforTwill® sheets, there are 7,180 individual spun yarns and synthetic filaments per square inch. There is no pragmatic or useful method to compare this number to the 200, 250, or even 300 “threads per square inch” that would be derived by counting the warp ends and filling picks in a traditionally woven fabric comprised entirely of spun yarns.
Put simply, talking about thread count is like talking about vintage hotel room keys. We’ve progressed.