The implementation of polycaprolactone (PCL) as an eco-friendly material in toy design development

Muhammad Jameel, Mohamed Kamil and Sarah Aliya, Shaukat (2023) The implementation of polycaprolactone (PCL) as an eco-friendly material in toy design development. Journal of Graphic Engineering and Design, 14 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 2217-9860

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Due to a substantial impact of hazardous materials in toy design, numerous toy companies have opted for an eco-friendly toy by promoting a legacy of innovation rather than waste and degradation. Furthermore, one of the most significant polymers for being recognised as a safe toy material is Polycaprolactone (PCL). However, in Malaysia, the study of Malaysian parent’s level of awareness in buying eco-friendly toys, their behaviour in purchasing and managing toys at home, as well as the preferences of play type for their children, is not widely discussed. Thus, forty (40) Malaysian parents have participated in an online survey conducted by the research team. The result of the study found that most Malaysian parents has a low level of awareness in buying eco-friendly toys for their children, lack the skills needed in handling broken or unused toys, and have selected criteria to be considered when purchasing a toy. Furthermore, a set of semiworking toy design was successfully developed using PCL as a proposal for potential future development and production. It is hoped that the outcome of this study will contribute to inspire future toy designers to account for Malaysian parent’s preferences when developing eco-friendly toys.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Design thinking, sustainability, polycaprolactone, toy design, eco-friendly, product design
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Creative Arts & Technology
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2023 02:09
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 02:09

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