What happens during the cremation process?

The casket or container is placed into the cremation chamber where the temperature is raised between 1400 and 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. After approximately 3 hours all organic matter is consumed by heat or evaporation.

The residue which is left is bone fragments, known as cremated remains. The cremated remains are then carefully removed from the cremation chamber. Any metal is removed with a magnet and later disposed of in an approved manner. The cremated remains are processed into finer particles and then transferred into an urn purchased by the family or a temporary container provided by the crematorium.

Throughout the cremation process a carefully controlled labeling system ensures correct identification.

(Source: ICCFA FAQs: http://consumer.iccfa.com/faq)

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