SmartFresh™ enables just-picked quality all the way to the consumer
As consumer demand for higher-quality, fresher produce rises, retailers in turn demand the same from growers and packers. To help you meet the challenge, SmartFresh™ technology works with your quality-management program to help you deliver consistently better produce and capture key advantages and benefits. Optimizing returns, saving energy and improving peak freshness, SmartFresh™ enhances your storage systems to help you deliver on your customers’ high expectations—and deliver your freshest produce further.
Puts ripening “on hold” to boost your storage potential
The award-winning technology’s active ingredient, 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP), is similar to ethylene, a naturally occurring hormone that causes fruit to ripen. SmartFresh™ interacts with ethylene-sensitive sites in the fruit to manage its response to internal and external ethylene sources. This puts the ripening process “on hold” so that softening and over-ripening occur much more slowly.
Effective for a wide variety of crops
SmartFresh™ has long been providing real advantages for growers, packers, retailers and consumers of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables—and you can put our technology and service to work for your business in a number of ways. For example, SmartFresh helps control bruising and scald in pears, maintains acidity in plums and helps limit decay in melons.
Open new, longer distance markets
SmartFresh™ technology is especially valuable for transporting produce over long distances, maintaining freshness longer to satisfy customers, reduce waste and even allow access to new, more distant markets.
Simple, convenient application options
SmartFresh™ offers convenient application options to fit the needs of your operation, from our full-service SmartFresh℠ Quality System for larger operations, to convenient ProTabs, InBox and SmartTabs™ for do-it-yourself application. Your AgroFresh representative will help you choose the right application for your situation.
Includes StorEdge™ for confirmed proper application
Included as part of the SmartFresh℠ Quality System, our StorEdge™ analysis/reporting service enables you to have confirmation of a successful application. Through our in-house testing labs, we bring you fast results in days so that you can confirm the correct application process was executed to AgroFresh standards and that no issues were encountered.
Benefits the environment
SmartFresh helps customers preserve the earth’s resources and minimize their footprint as the technology has made the supply chain for apples more sustainable by reducing over 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions out of the air in the U.S., France and Italy. In other countries throughout the world, SmartFresh has reduced CO2 emissions by approximately 342,000 tonnes.*
*Extrapolation from 2015-2018 for SmartFresh markets outside of the US, France and Italy
SmartFresh℠ Quality System
Our full-service solution for customers with large, traditional storage facilities. An AgroFresh technician visits the facility to inspect for airtightness, apply the SmartFresh™ technology per proven use recommendations and remove the application equipment after the 24-hour application period. The preparation process takes about an hour, with little to no effort required of you or your personnel.
This versatile and flexible product provides the peace of mind that comes with SmartFresh to ensure service efficiency and reliability. It ensures timely application for any customer, in any room, at any time during harvest rush and can provide growers a self-application option for more remote or time-sensitive operations.
For growers who don’t have an airtight room or who just want a smaller, convenient option, SmartFresh™ InBox provides powerful quality protection. Simply place the sachets in the box with the produce and it’s ready to ship.
Easily available for U.S. customers from our online store, these are perfect for smaller growers who don’t have large, dedicated storage rooms. You can easily do the application yourself in any small, sealed area including a container or truck.
The premiere solution that’s right for a variety of crops
Globally recognized and registered
AgroFresh is committed to the regulations of each country. So far, registrations have been obtained in over 70 countries worldwide. Registrations include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the European Union*. As worldwide demand for our products and services continues to grow, AgroFresh continuously seeks new registrations.
*Always confirm that a product is approved for use on a specific crop in your territory of interest.