April 4, 2024

Melamine — a unique synthetic compound invented by “The Watertown Manufacturing Company” on the request of the US Navy in the early 1940s. Initially it was intended to be used as a lightweight replacement of the food trays for the US Navy personnel, instead of the previously used ceramic trays. However, the versatility of this innovative and durable material quickly led to its adoption as a contemporary alternative for uniform buttons, known for their fire-resistant properties and considerable strength.

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