Fabrication of Recycled Soap Bar Machine for Hoteliers

Fabrikasi Mesin Sabun Kitar Semula untuk Pengusaha Hotel

  • Tracy Ernest Satik Henry Politeknik Kuching Sarawak
  • Krisma Rani Dawi Politeknik Kuching Sarawak
  • Peter Ronaldie Bender Politeknik Kuching Sarawak
  • Eddy Juming Politeknik Kuching Sarawak
  • Tze-Ching Ong, Ph.D. Politeknik Kuching Sarawak

Abstract

Soap bars are often discarded when their size becomes too small to use as it shrinks and causes the size to be reduced. Also, due to hygiene purposes, the soap bars are simply thrown away when it is opened by the hotel's occupant. These practices have caused wastage and the processes of the soap bar in the industry are bad for the ecosystem as there are energy-intense works. Hence, this project is about the fabrication of a recycling soap bar machine for hoteliers. The fabrication works were initially started with the welding process of the rectangular steel frame before the assembly process of the mincer machine and heating element. Soon, the control system for the power supply and heat regulator was installed. We were successful in producing a machine that combines the process of shredding, melting, and molding into one single machine. Besides that, the machine costs only RM603.20 which is much cheaper than the machines available in the market. Finally, this recycled soap bar machine was able to reduce the production times of soap making process by 10 % and the testing results showed the production time was only 30 minutes by the current machine. Hence, this machine will reduce the soap bar's wastage and enable them to be recycled in small-scale production. Nevertheless, this machine can be also utilized for other applications with the same processes such as candle making.

Published
2021-12-07
How to Cite
SATIK HENRY, Tracy Ernest et al. Fabrication of Recycled Soap Bar Machine for Hoteliers. Jurnal Sains Sosial dan Pendidikan Teknikal | Journal of Social Sciences and Technical Education (JoSSTEd), [S.l.], v. 2, n. 3, p. 17-24, dec. 2021. ISSN 2716-6740. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/jossted/article/view/16430>. Date accessed: 29 may 2022.

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