The Eckert family founded Proderma in 1965.

Lorenz Eckert developed packaging concepts for industrial customers. Proderma was located on the Luzernerstrasse in Malters. The building and the warehouse were relatively small and could accommodate four machines. The primary activity was citrus-scented towelettes which were packed and sold to the food industry. Business was running well and later refreshing towelettes – based on a personal recipe - completed the range. At the end of the 1980s, Lorenz Eckert died; his wife and son took over the business until they decided to sell it.