AgroFresh continues to develop new technologies and products that have extended the shelf life of fruits and vegetables and decreased food waste across the grower-to-consumer supply chain. These innovations continue in the line of Control-Tec post-harvest equipment.
For sustainability management, Control-Tec ECO solutions significantly reduce water usage and application waste, keeping fruit fresh and vital and maximizing resource and cost efficiency. These systems are authorized by CAAE certification service for the optimization of water treatment in organic certified fruit postharvest processes and for postharvest organic fruit washing.
Control-Tec equipment moves forwards in terms of application and dosage management for fruit and vegetable packing lines. For produce arriving on pallets of bins or boxes, the Control-Tec Drencher configures to the individual specifications needed to treat large quantities of fruit immediately as they arrive at the packhouse. The Control-Tec Applicator is a spray application system for fungicides, coatings, disinfectants and detergents, designed to deliver accurate and consistent application to the fruit. The Applicator offers an intelligent control system that allows regulation, programming and recording of the entire process, ensuring maximum quality and safety, all controlled through an easy-to-use touch screen technology.
Control-Tec also offers solutions for storage rooms, with the Control-Tec Ultra-humidifier, delivering ultrasound automatic humidification of air that allows the maintenance of the environmental humidity, and Control-Tec Pure Air, a UV light technology that purifies the air in the storage room atmosphere, reducing bacterial and fungal spores. Moreover, Control-Tec includes specialized equipment for degreening, analyzation, ripening, astringency removal and research for storage rooms. In addition to Control-Tec equipment, AgroFresh offers an array of products that benefit citrus producers, from post-harvest fungicides (ActiSeal TM, Textar TM, Scholar© and Tecto©) disinfectants (Textar TM) and coatings (Teycer TM). These solutions combine to form the most comprehensive and effective fruit freshness solutions portfolio in the market.