History2018-04-24T22:07:50+00:00

A proud history of growth and innovation

We’ve been pushing the potential of produce for nearly two decades—and we’re only getting started.

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1994

1994

Backed by USDA, researchers at North Carolina State University discover 1-MCP; first use patent is filed

1999

1999

AgroFresh is formed; Rohm and Haas acquires 1-MCP technology

2002

2002

First registration for SmartFresh™ technology is granted in Chile, followed by U.S. registration; brand launches commercially for U.S. apples

2003

2003

SmartFresh provisional registration is approved in the UK, followed by the first launch in several European countries, South Africa and New Zealand

2005

2005

Commercial launches in China and Korea

2006

2006

European Union approves SmartFresh technology registration

2007

2007

AgroFresh buys Floralife®, gaining full, exclusive rights to 1-MCP technology

2008

2008

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approves first pre-harvest use registration for Harvista™

2009

2009

Dow completes acquisition and merger of Rohm and Haas Company; AgroFresh operates as a Dow AgroSciences business unit

2013

2013

Limited U.S. commercial launch for Harvista

2015

2015

Dow divests and AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. becomes a standalone company; introduces RipeLock™ and LandSpring™ to product portfolio

2016

2016

New management team is introduced

2017

2017

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

2018

2018

AgroFresh enters into alliances with It’s Fresh, a British food technology company, and Pagoda, China’s largest fruit retailer

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