Cremated remains (ashes) can vary in amount due to different cremation processes, temperature variations, bone structure of the deceased, height and age. Weight does not effect the size of the urn required as fat is a combustible element of nature and naturally disappears.
A 200 cubic inch / 3litre urn is, in 98% of cases, more than large enough to hold the ashes of any adult. If unsure please contact your crematorium or funeral director to confirm exactly what size urn you need to purchase.
As calculating ash amount is not an exact science, the following is a guide only. No one can guarantee the following calculations will be true 100% of the time.
What size urn will we need?
Guide to PET cremation urn sizes
What if the ashes do not fit in the urn?
If the amount of cremated remains cannot fit inside the selected urn, then any excess ash is returned to the family in a temporary urn supplied by the crematory or funeral home.
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