Bio-based membranes were obtained using Polyamide 11 (PA11) from renewable sources
and a nano-hybrid composed of halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) filled with lysozyme (50 wt % of
lysozyme), as a natural antimicrobial molecule. Composites were prepared using an electrospinning
process, varying the nano-hybrid loading (i.e., 1.0, 2.5, 5.0 wt %). The morphology of the membranes
was investigated through SEM analysis and there was found to be a narrow average fiber diameter
(0.3–0.5 m). The mechanical properties were analyzed and correlated to the nano-hybrid content.
Controlled release of lysozyme was followed using UV spectrophotometry and the release kinetics
were found to be dependent on HNTs–lysozyme loading. The experimental results were analyzed by
a modified Gallagher–Corrigan model. The application of the produced membranes, as bio-based
pads, for extending the shelf life of chicken slices has been tested and evaluated.