Document Type: Original research
Agricultural Engineering Research Institute (AERI), Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Karaj, Iran
Food Science and Technology Department, Food Science and Technology Faculty, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Food Process Engineering Department, Food Science Faculty, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Gorgan, Iran
To apply the nanomaterial as a component in the packaging material structure, in this research, the carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC)/polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) film were prepared with three levels of nanoclay particles (0.5, 1 and 3%) using solution casting evaporation method. The incorporation of nanoclay on mechanical, water vapor permeability, and oxygen barrier properties of CMC/PVA-based film was investigated. The best result was obtained through the nanocomposite film contain 3% nanoclay. In the next step, the CMC/PVA/nanoclay films were employed for walnut packaging. After 90 days storage in the environmental condition, the optimum result was found through the nanocomposite film with 3% nanoclay in terms of oil content, moisture content, acidity and peroxide indexes of walnuts. According to the overall results, the reinforcement of CMC/PVA film with 3% nanoclay could be introduced as a good candidate for the development of high barrier food packaging material against the diffusion of water vapor and oxygen permeability.