@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10000356,
	  title     = {Barrier Properties of Starch - Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Nanocomposites},
	  author    = {Farid Amidi-Fazli and  Neda Amidi-Fazli},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Replacement of plastics used in the food industry
seems to be a serious issue to overcome mainly the environmental
problems in recent years. This study investigates the hydrophilicity
and permeability properties of starch biopolymer which ethylene
vinyl alcohol (EVOH) (0-10%) and nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC)
(1-15%) were used to enhance its properties. Starch -EVOH
nanocomposites were prepared by casting method in different
formulations. NCC production by acid hydrolysis was confirmed by
scanning electron microscopy. Solubility, water vapor permeability,
water vapor transmission rate and moisture absorbance were
measured on each of the nanocomposites. The results were analyzed
by SAS software. The lowest moisture absorbance was measured in
pure starch nanocomposite containing 8% NCC. The lowest
permeability to water vapor belongs to starch nanocomposite
containing 8% NCC and the sample containing 7.8% EVOH and 13%
NCC. Also the lowest solubility was observed in the composite
contains the highest amount of EVOH. Applied Process resulted in
production of bio films which have good resistance to water vapor
permeability and solubility in water. The use of NCC and EVOH
leads to reduced moisture absorbance property of the biofilms.
	    journal   = {International Journal of Nutrition and Food Engineering},
	  volume    = {9},
	  number    = {2},
	  year      = {2015},
	  pages     = {249 - 252},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10000356},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/98},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 98, 2015},