A Study of Natural Compound Materials Created with an Ancient Recipe for Community Product Development

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Thira Runglertsri


Nowadays, forming interior and exterior building materials has directly and indirectly caused global warming. Such a problem is resulted from forming materials, particularly, chemical compounds, such as Gypsum Compound of cement. The compound is hard to decompose and can lead to negative impacts on soil, which is eventually resulted in weak plants. Local wisdom, which tends to gradually diminish its role even though it has been developed since the past, is probably a solution to the problem. Chedis established at Wat Chang Lom, Sukhothai Province. This research study is an empirical research, which aimed to test the endurance of a material by means of a pressure testing machine. The material was formed by blending mature shells together with three compounds: Tung oil, honey, and steamed sugar cane juice, in a proper proportion. Then, the material was pressed in a mold which was 5 cm wide, 5 cm long, and 5 cm high. After that, it was dried in a normal temperature and tested with the pressure testing machine, in three periods of time, namely, on the 7th day, the 14th day, and the 28th day. It was found that the material based on mature shells and a Tung oil compound was so endure that it could be removed from the mold on the 14th day. When it was retested on the 28th day, it was found that the material could bear the pressure of 16 kilonewtons or 1631.55 kilograms/a square inch. However, the material based on plaster could bear the pressure of 2 kilonewtons or 203.94 kilograms/a square inch. From the research results, it can be concluded that natural compounds can be used to form materials to create a community product, which does not require much endurance. The compound can replace the use of scientific mortar produced by industrial factories. Also, when a particular product cannot be used anymore, it is easy to destroy it. This can lead to natural decomposition, and that is why such a natural compound created with the ancient recipe is environment friendly.

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Runglertsri, T. (2022). A Study of Natural Compound Materials Created with an Ancient Recipe for Community Product Development. Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-Ok Research Journal, 15(1), 50–59. Retrieved from https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/researchjournal2rmutto/article/view/253349
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Thira Runglertsri, Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-ok

Department of interior architecture, Faculty of engineering and architecture


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