1-Methylcyclopropene is a plant hormone used on an industrial scale to keep fruit, vegetables and flowers fresh. It allows their storage time to be extended and reduces losses caused by spoilage.
The use of 1-MCP in agricultural products has been approved and accepted
in more than 34 countries, including the EU and USA. The EthylBloc brand is used in the cultivation of flowers, and the SmartFresh brand in agriculture by growers, packing companies and forwarders.