Patent Number: 7,132,172

Title: Composite material for use in the manufacture of electrical contacts and a method for its manufacture

Abstract: An electrically conductive composite material for use in the manufacture of electrical contact components, consisting of a metal strip and a contact layer made of a silver or tin contact material, which contact layer is applied at least to one side of the metal strip, whereby the contact material contains as a first additive 0.5 to 60 weight percentage of carbon powder in the form of fine particles having a diameter of o.sub.1=5 to 200 nm and 0.5 to 60 weight percentage of a second powdery additive in the form of fine particles having a diameter of o.sub.2=5 to 200 nm. Moreover a device for the gas atomization of a jet of a flowable or liquid material and a method for the manufacture of an electrically conductive composite material and its use are disclosed.

Inventors: Buresch; Isabell (Illertissen, DE), Strum; Hermann (Bellenberg, DE), Binder; Roland (Voehringen, DE)

Assignee: Wieland-Werke AG

International Classification: B32B 5/16 (20060101); B32B 15/01 (20060101); B32B 15/16 (20060101); H01R 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00