Our fabric coffins have a rigid cardboard structure but then have a decorated cover called a pall.
All our cardboard coffins are manufactured in a factory in the East of England, Unlike many coffins which are either imported, or the materials are imported, . They cremate with 90% lower carbon emissions than a standard chipboard coffin and for burial they are 100% biodegradable making them more environmentally friendly.
Made from biodegradable cardboard, from at least 70% post consumer waste sourced from local mills. Any new fibre / wood pulp is purchased from reputable sources which adhere to the forestry management and sustainability bodies (SFI / FSC / PEFC). We do not buy material from unidentified sources.
Corn starch glues are used during construction and the use of wax coated lining and natural rope handles ensures the product is 100% biodegradable. Low resource manufacturing process and low emission levels when cremated. Environmentally sympathetic and certified non-toxic our cardboard coffins are suitable for both burial and cremation services. Product and all materials are manufactured in the UK.
Our coffins have been tested by the federation of British Cremation Authorities and also comply with the low emission levels set by the Governments Environmental Act. Most importantly, they conform to the highest standards required by Funeral homes, Crematoriums and Woodland burial sites.
Some facts about Corrugated cardboard and our designer and Cardboard coffin, manufactured from Corrugated cardboad. Corrugated cardboard was first patented in 1856. It was first produced for a liner in tall hats, which were common place in the funeral industry. At the time it was called pleated paper. When mass production began in 1874, in its single face form, it was also used for wrapping bottles, lamps and chimneys. A few short years later Corrugated cardboard had become the worlds’ favourite packaging material and still is today.
The world has recognized Corrugated cardboard as a renewable, recyclable, biodegradable and compostable product for over a hundred years and embraced it for its many uses and its environmental benefits. Corrugated cardboard is the perfect material for manufacturing our coffins. Where would we be today if Corrugated had not.