Paper that doesn't give you papercuts
Treatment of the Edge
Smoother Edge reduces printer jams
Durable edge keeps paper sharp-looking
Like a chainsaw
Paper's edge is full of jagged cellulose fibers that rip and saw through your skin during a papercut.
Hard and inflexible
While paper appears soft, the cellulose fibers inside are extremely tough and can even become stronger than steel if aligned properly. During a papercut, the edge of the paper is inflexible and hard, allowing the hard edge to slice into our skin.
Softer and more flexible material on the very edge of the paper merges seamlessly with the rest of the paper, allowing the edge to bend under pressure high enough to cut while the paper stays firm
The current industrial process slices the paper, resulting in rough and jagged edges on the micro-level. We trim the edges further to reduce that roughness.
A 0.3 mm thick polymer coating is applied over the edge, further increasing smoothness and flexibility
A 0.1 mm layer of durable coating is applied over the Softening Coating, keeping the edge sharp and clean
"The paper is unbelievable. I've never seen paper like that. "
University of Texas at Austin