How can LifeArt coffins and caskets make a difference to the environment?
LifeArt coffins produce up to 87% less greenhouse gas emissions than chipboard or MDF coffins*. If the funeral profession switched from chipboard or MDF to LifeArt, the sector could make a meaningful contribution to tackling climate change.
* Based on a full life cycle analysis including emissions from cremation, expressed as kg of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per coffin. Cremation tests comparing empty coffins of chipboard/MDF with LifeArt coffins were replicated 6 times.
What are Enviroboard coffins and caskets made from?
Enviroboard coffins and caskets are formed from lightweight sheets made of wood fibres. LifeArt has been granted a patent for manufacturing coffins and caskets out of lightweight materials. The composition of the sheets vary depending on the sources of fibre in each market. The fibres are obtained from sustainable forestry operations, forestry or agricultural byproducts, or recycled wood fibres.
Where is LifeArt timber sourced from?
Our timber is sourced from FSC forests in Canada and we only use branches and bark which would otherwise be lost. These form long-fibre board and provide strength. We also source sustainable pulp grown in PEFC forests in Germany.
Where are they made?
LifeArt has facilities in Australia (Sydney) and the United Kingdom (Gloucester). We are opening further factories in China (Hong Kong SAR) and Europe in the coming months.
How strong are LifeArt En√iroboard coffins and caskets?
Our coffins are rated by the FFMA in the UK to carry up to 160 kgs, 25 st or 352 lbs.
How much does a LifeArt En√iroboard coffin weigh?
LifeArt coffins and caskets weigh on average 10.5 kgs or 22 lbs, around 25 kgs or 55 lbs lighter than an MDF or particleboard coffin.
Are LifeArt coffins and caskets susceptible to moisture penetration?
No. LifeArt coffins and caskets are fully functional. They can be stored at a funeral home without degradation. LifeArt products can be refrigerated, travel well in any hearse and are not harmed by rain.
Can LifeArt coffins and caskets retain fluid?
Yes. LifeArt coffins and caskets are lined with appropriate fluid retention liners.
How much do LifeArt coffins and caskets cost?
Our wholesale price to the funeral trade is competitive and provides Families with an affordable eco-friendly coffin or casket option.