In recent years cardboard coffins are becoming a very popular option. Seen as eco-friendly, modern and now using modern digital printing can be decorated in high quality designs as varied as your imagination.
The coffins we supply have no fixings at all and the cardboard are folded in a way that the structure is maintained. The finished item is incredibly strong and can hold considerable weight. Our standard cardboard coffins will support a person of up 23 Stone. If the person is heavier we can do this with special provision, please let us know.
We supply coffins that are traditional coffin shaped (sarcophagus) i.e. narrower at the head and toes than at the shoulders and also Casket (rectangular) shaped - some customers prefer this shape, but this a purely personal choice.
We can supply our coffins with strap fabric handles - please let us know if you need to have these fiited.
If you don’t find something on our catalogue that you like, please contact us and we can make a design specific to you.
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 recognised 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 been invented?
As a consequence of recycling at least 70% of the materials used for Greenfield Creations cardboard coffins will come from post consumer waste. This contribution by the eco conscious among us will aid in reducing the consumption of invaluable raw materials a little longer. It is important to remember that the vast majority of the timber from trees goes to construction and furniture making. Papermakers increasingly use the forest thinning and sawmill waste.
Our cardboard coffin, as a finished article weighs 12kgs, 3kgs (25%) consists of purely raw material and 9kgs (75%) is recycled paper / cardboard. As an uncomplicated comparison, we could make a cardboard coffin from the equivalent of 40 copies of a standard magazine. 10 of which represent the newly introduced raw material and 30 of which represent the recycled content.
We have been committed, for 20 years, to investment in newer technology as it becomes available, to keep our manufacturing facility at the forefront of the industry.
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Please note that our coffin pricing policy is completely open and includes Packing, Shipping to Mainland UK and VAT. Any OPTIONAL extras such as name plate engraving for the front of the coffin, bespoke coffin designs, special handles and luxury linings, small additional charges will be made.