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ALTERNATIVE SAGO WASTE COMPOUND MATERIAL

FOR AUTOMOTIVE MODELING

Yeeni Ayu Rosita Marjani 1 , Sinin Hamdan 2 , Saiful Bahari Mohd Yusoff 3

1
Institut Seni Kreatif dan Teknologi, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
rositayeeni@yahoo.com
2
Fakulti Kejuruteraan, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
hsinin@unimas.my
3
Fakulti Seni Gunaan dan Kreatif, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
mysaiful@unimas.my

ABSTRACT

This work aims to produce sago waste product as potential new organic compound to be used as a core structure for
automotive model. The sago waste as an alternative compound is aimed to produce an alternative sago block product
for automotive design students at higher learning institutions in Malaysia. Recycle sago waste compound can be used
in the production of model or any products that are compatible with the material. The initial process of producing the
material compound are filtering and squeezing the wet waste to separate liquid (which form liquid sago waste (LSW).
After that, sago waste fibre was dried in an oven at 105oC for 24 hours. After that it is grounded and sieve through
1mm mesh to produce sago waste powder (SWP). The SWP are treated with cinnamon powder for curing. LSW
mixed with starch in sago flour, commercial starch flour or corn flour to form a series of binders. SWP are mixed with
binder at a ratio of 2:1 to produce sago waste block. The sample showed the maximum compressive strength of
0.41MPa and easily carved, cut and polished by sandpaper.

Keywords: Automotive Modelling, Binders, Liquid sago waste (LSW) and Sago Waste Powder (SWP)

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