From the very time fruits and vegetables are harvested and flowers are picked, they begin to lose quality and eventually decay. Ethylene is the natural plant hormone generated internally, which governs the speed at which quality and freshness are lost.
Keeping produce fresh is especially important during storage and transport because ethylene-rich environments can trigger the ripening process too quickly, which results in spoilage, loss and waste.
At AgroFresh, we can look back on more than 15 years of investment in numerous scientific and commercial applications of 1-MCP, which temporarily blocks the production and absorption of ethylene.
Our company pioneered the first pre-commercial trials on apples, fine-tuned the product formulation and developed use recommendations and appropriate protocols adapted to each crop and each region. We have extensive knowledge of fresh produce quality management thanks to many years of close cooperation with international researchers, universities and customers.
Our customer portfolio offers more than the active ingredient for post-harvest application with is reliability and performance excellence.
Our customers gain from technical expertise acquired through our continually expanding international customer base, quality tracking studies and experience with all existing storage and transport regimes and marketing strategies. We continue to invest in R&D around the world. Commitment to customers is paramount, and we have offices and research facilities in many regions. Each customer relationship is approached with a solution-based, long term view.
AgroFresh's brands are only marketed for crops, where scientific experience has demonstrated clear benefits for our customers.