We’ve been pushing the potential of produce for over two decades—and we’re only getting started.
Backed by USDA, researchers at North Carolina State University discover 1-MCP; first use patent is filed
AgroFresh is founded. 1- MCP technology is acquired.
Rohm and Haas acquires 1-MCP technology
First registration for SmartFresh™ technology is granted in Chile, followed by U.S. registration; brand launches commercially for U.S. apples
SmartFresh™ provisional registration is approved in the UK, followed by the first launch in several European countries, South Africa and New Zealand
Commercial launches in China and Korea
European Union approves SmartFresh™ technology registration
AgroFresh buys Floralife®, gaining full, exclusive rights to 1-MCP technology
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approves first pre-harvest use registration for Harvista™
Dow completes acquisition and merger of Rohm and Haas Company; AgroFresh operates as a Dow AgroSciences business unit
Limited U.S. commercial launch for Harvista™
Dow divests and AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. becomes a standalone company; introduces RipeLock™ and LandSpring™ to product portfolio
New management team is introduced
AgroFresh introduces ActiMist™ foggable fungicide and extends its post-harvest leadership by acquiring Tecnidex, a leading provider of post-harvest fungicides, waxes and biocides for the citrus market
AgroFresh enters into alliances with It’s Fresh, a British food technology company, and Pagoda, China’s largest fruit retailer