Cryo-malleable elastomeric products (Dr. Cornish)
Natural rubber can retain flexibility down to temperature lower than synthetic polymers, around -50⁰C. However, this is not low enough (remember the Challenger disaster?). We have a natural rubber that has the instrinsic ability to retain malleability in liquid nitrogen(-197 ⁰C). We are attempting to understand and retain this property into product form. Such a product would have enormous potential in aerospace, refrigeration and many other frigid applications.