kilotex, ktex

unit of measurement expressing thickness, e.g. of a staple of wool expressed as grams per meter; used as an indication of the strength of the staple.
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La resistencia a la traccion se mide en Newton/kilotex, donde el Newton (N) es una fuerza o carga y el kilotex es la densidad lineal de una mecha o un sliver (gr/cm).
The staple was assumed to be sound and greater than 30 Newton per kilotex (N/ktex) if the staple did not break when flicked.