Caskets are for burial and cremation. Caskets can be made out of materials, from solid hardwood to metal.
A casket can be cremated but most people chose to purchase a cremation container. These containers are used for cremation only. The purpose of a cremation container is to accommodate the deceased in a dignified manner allowing for placement in the cremation chamber. The container is cremated with the deceased and is consumed in the process. Some families choose to view prior to cremation and the cremation container is used for that purpose as well. The simplest container available is made from cardboard and others are made from various woods. All containers except for the cardboard container have a lined interior and come with a pillow