Stockhausen s experience in occupational skin care dates back to 1935 with the development of synthetic detergents, which are not only superior to soaps but are also more compatible with the skin. The company s absorbent polymers are used in personal-care applications, such as baby diapers, feminine care and adult incontinence products and its Food and Drug Administration-approved, super-absorbent food packaging products. Stockhausen manufactures more than 800 products for marketing worldwide, including new products that are developed on an ongoing basis in cooperation with its customers. It has a 3-point program of before-work skin care, cleaning and conditioning products. Kresto, a heavy-duty hand cream, has been a staple in the industrial and automotive markets for many years. In recent years, the Stoko Skin Care product line has expanded to include skin-care programs for the food processing industry, outdoor workers, commercial and institutional use and health care. Stockhausen maintains its headquarters in Greensboro, N.C.