Polymers Fiberglass Plastics –Mostly associated with infant caskets
Casket production methods Although the overall appearances of the caskets may seem like they are all alike. There are subtle variations which contribute to the caskets aesthetics and price. Cap opening Body style
Alternative container An unfinished wood box or other non-metal receptacle without a fix interior lining or ornamentation.
Outer Burial Containers Is a general term referring to any container which is designed for placement in the grave around the casket, including but not limited to, containers commonly known as burial vaults, grave boxes and grave liners. Not all outer burial containers are created equally.
Vaults An outer burial container which offers protection from the earth load as well as inhibiting the intrusion of outside graveside elements such as soil and water. There are two different types. Air seal Top seal
Grave Boxes or Liners Designed to support the earth load
Outer Burial Containers Cemeteries might require the use of a outer burial container for interment.
Urns After the cremation process is completed some type of container is necessary to hold the cremated remains. No standard size, but acceptable volume would be over 200 cubic inches –Adult –Companion ( two or more ) –Keepsake - infant
Urns Metal ( bronze, pewter and steel ) Woods ( all species ) Marble Ceramics Plastics/polymer resins Other material
Urns Many urns are designed to facilitate what the families want to do with the cremated remains –Scattering –Burial –Entombment –Jewelry
Columbarium A structure or room in a mausoleum or other building containing niches or recesses used to hold cremated remains.
Cemetery Property An area of ground set aside and dedicated for the final disposition of dead human bodies Memorial Park – a cemetery or section of a cemetery with only flush type markers Lawn crypt- a grave space two or more persons may be buried in grave liners which have been stack upon themselves
Property Subdivisions Sections – group of blocks Blocks – are made lots lots Lots – several graves Example: Rose garden section, block 24, lot A, space 1
Funeral Merchandise Caskets Outer burial container Cremation and alternative containers Urns and Urn vaults and liners Other cremation products Monuments Burial clothing Personalizing options Printed materials Other sundries