Our team at Arlington Mortuary understands you may have questions about how your loved one’s body will be handled during the cremation process. One question of note involves the casket that will work in the cremation process.
A cremation casket is a container that will contain the deceased person who will be cremated. It will seal the body as it enters the cremation chamber. It provides a secure space where the person’s body will receive the respect and care it deserves during the process.
The Value of the Cremation Casket
A cremation casket is ideal for situations where you plan on having a public viewing of someone’s body before the cremation process. You may request a funeral or other viewing event before the cremation to pay one’s final respects to the deceased.
The casket may be customized with the name of the person on the side. It may also include a flat surface for adding flowers on the top before moving the casket into the cremation chamber.
What To Find In the Casket
The cremation casket will feature many points of value:
- The casket will feature a wooden body. The wood material must be combustible and capable of burning apart in the cremation chamber. It can be stained and treated the same way as a traditional burial coffin would.
- There should be no metallic items on the casket. Metals can produce extreme reactions while in the chamber. They also might not burn off as well as wood materials.
- Cremation caskets are lighter than traditional caskets on average. An empty cremation casket can weigh about 200 pounds. Some caskets utilized in traditional burials can be at least 300 pounds.
- There should be enough secure handles and grips around the outside of the casket. The design should be easy to lift and move into the cremation chamber without impacting the deceased person’s body on the inside.
- The casket material will burn apart separately from the rest of the human matter, ensuring the deceased person’s ashes will remain at the end of the process. The cremation operator will still need to grind the remaining bone matter and other items leftover into the proper ashes after everything cools.
A cremation casket will ensure the dignity of your loved one before and during the cremation effort. You can contact us at Arlington Mortuary at arlingtonmortuary.com if you have further questions about the process and how it will work.