06159581 is referenced by 18 patents and cites 3 patents.

Disclosed herein are a leather-like sheet which comprises a fibrous base material (A), a concealing layer (B), an easily dyeable layer (C) each on the fibrous base material (A) in this order, an image (D) formed on the easily dyeable layer (C) which image has resolution of at least 4 dots/mm and is depicted by an ink-jet system, and a transparent or translucent protective layer (E) on the image; a process for producing the leather-like sheet; and a leather-like sheet for use in depicting an image by an ink-jet system which leather-like sheet comprises a concealing layer (B) and an easily dyeable layer (C) in turn on a fibrous base material (A). The above leather-like sheet has a vivid, precise, fine, abrasion-resistant and high color-fastness image which is depicted by an ink-jet system. Moreover, the above process enables the production of the high-quality leather-like sheet in high productivity without any troublesome procedure or much labor.

Title
Leather-like sheet
Application Number
9/144033
Publication Number
6159581
Application Date
August 31, 1998
Publication Date
December 12, 2000
Inventor
Takeshi Kasutani
Wakayama-ken
JP
Teruo Kitamura
Hyogo-ken
JP
Hisao Yoneda
Okayama-ken
JP
Agent
Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C
Assignee
Sanplus
JP
Kuraray
JP
IPC
B41J 2/01
B32B 27/14
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