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Update of Product Information. Funeral Merchandise. Funeral Merchandise. Burial Caskets Cremation Caskets Outer Burial Containers Urns Cemetery Merchandise Other Merchandise. Burial Caskets . Casket vs. Coffin Values of Caskets will be determined by: Materials Production method

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funeral merchandise
Funeral Merchandise
  • Burial Caskets
  • Cremation Caskets
  • Outer Burial Containers
  • Urns
  • Cemetery Merchandise
  • Other Merchandise
burial caskets
Burial Caskets
  • Casket vs. Coffin

Values of Caskets will be determined by:

  • Materials
  • Production method
  • Features
  • Three types of materials used in casket construction.
  • 1. metals
  • 2. woods
  • 3. Polymers and Fiberglass
  • Two types of metals
  • 1. Ferrous
      • Steels
      • Stainless steels
  • 2. Non-ferrous
      • Coppers
      • Bronzes
  • Steels are sold in gauges
    • 20 gauge
    • 18 gauge
    • 16 gauge

The lower the gauge the thicker the metal

stainless steels
Stainless Steels
  • an alloy of steel, carbon and chromium
  • Come in two types
  • 300 Series
  • 400 Series
copper bronze
Copper & Bronze
  • Copper and Bronze are sold in 32 oz and 48 oz’s per sq ft.
according to material value
Stainless Steel 300

Stainless Steel 400

16 gauge steel

18 gauge steel

20 gauge steel

48 oz Bronze

32 oz Bronze

48 oz Copper

32 oz Copper

According to material value
wood caskets
Wood Caskets
  • Three different types

Solid hardwood

Wood laminates

Wood by products

  • Wood veneers
  • Artificial laminates
  • Fiberglass
  • Plastics
    • Mostly associated with infant caskets
casket production methods
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 casket’s aesthetics and price.
  • Cap opening
  • Body style
cap openings
Cap Openings
  • There is no difference in price

Half Couch

Full Couch

body styles





Body panels




Body styles
features of caskets will increase value
Features of caskets will increase value
  • They include
    • Interiors – the style and interior lining
    • Finishes- the style of finished applied
    • Hardware- the handles and corners applied to the casket
  • Gaskets vs. non-gasket
  • Type of material used
  • style
cremation caskets
Cremation Caskets
  • An environmentally safe casket which is designed for encasing dead human remains for cremation.

Burial caskets

Cremation casket

Rental casket

alternative container
Alternative container
  • An unfinished wood box or other non-metal receptacle without a fix interior lining or ornamentation.
outer burial containers
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.
  • 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
Grave Boxes or Liners
  • Designed to support the earth load
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Outer Burial Containers
  • Cemeteries might require the use of a outer burial container for interment.
  • 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
  • Metal ( bronze, pewter and steel )
  • Woods ( all species )
  • Marble
  • Ceramics
  • Plastics/polymer resins
  • Other material
  • Many urns are designed to facilitate what the families want to do with the cremated remains
    • Scattering
    • Burial
    • Entombment
    • Jewelry
cemetery merchandise
Cemetery Merchandise
  • This section will mostly cover the most common items such as:
    • Markers, monuments and memorials
    • Mausoleum and Columbarium
    • Property or grave space
  • Are classified into 6 different types
    • Flush or grass
    • Bevel top
    • Slant
    • Bench
    • Upright
    • Specialty
  • Granite
  • Bronze
  • Marble
  • Slate
  • A building containing crypts or vaults
  • Crypts or chamber
  • A structure or room in a mausoleum or other building containing niches or recesses used to hold cremated remains.
cemetery property
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
Property Subdivisions
  • Sections – group of blocks
  • Blocks – are made lots lots
  • Lots – several graves


Rose garden section, block 24, lot A, space 1

other merchandise
Other merchandise
  • There is now a wealth of merchandise which is sold by funeral homes, cemeteries, direct disposer establishments and third party sellers.
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Outer burial container

Cremation and alternative containers

Urns and

Urn vaults and liners

Other cremation products


Burial clothing

Personalizing options

Printed materials

Other sundries

Funeral Merchandise