What is a Coffin?

A coffin is also a specially designed box for a funeral service that holds the body of a deceased person. It can also be used for viewing and burial, like a casket. Some coffins are constructed from veneers in the style of oak, mahogany, and elm, which are laminated onto chipboard or medium-density fibreboard (MDF). The top part of the case, in coffins, is wider than the bottom.

Many people consider the coffin or casket to be an important tribute to the deceased, and are therefore carefully selected. Nevertheless, it would be misguided to spend so much that it would mean financial difficulties for those left behind.

The different types of coffins used in funerals


These are distinguished by a flat top, the sarcophagus (shaped coffin), i.e. narrower on the head and toes than on the shoulders and basic fittings. These can be improved with raised lids on the side of the coffins called wreaths and other details.

The coffins are made from oak veneers, laminated onto a chipboard or fiberboard of medium density (MDF). They are about 80-85 percent of wood and 10 percent Glue and moisture for rest. A high percentage of the wood used is from recycled wood. A usable board is then made and is pressed together with heat and glue.


Cardboard coffins are becoming a highly popular option in recent years. Seen as eco-friendly, modern and can now be decorated in high-quality designs as varied as your imagination using modern digital printing. The supply of coffins has no fixings at all, and the cardboard is folded in such a way as to maintain the structure. The finished item is extremely strong and can withstand considerable weight. Standard cardboard coffins will support up to a 140kg.

Printed Pictorial

These coffins are made from MDF, with a smooth finish which allows them to be printed digitally.

Are coffins suitable for burial or cremation?

The carcass is biodegradable. This degrades during burial, without any harmful residue. You may also want to pay attention to the types of handles and lining used, as these may be biodegradable as well.

During cremation, it allows the cremation cycle with no harmful emissions as the wood burns. The amount of CO2 emitted as a result of combustion is compensated by the CO2 which is used as a tree during its growing life. For this reason, wood is classified as a biomass.