Rental Caskets are caskets that are intended to be displayed at a funeral, but, in many cases, are not ultimately buried. Rental caskets, sometimes referred to as "cremation caskets" are common when a person is to be cremated but the family wants to conduct a full ("traditional") funeral service in which the body is displayed in a casket before the cremation.
The main difference between cremation caskets and standard caskets for burial is that they are often made up of lighter weight materials and there is a removable cardboard insert that is used for the cremation aftewards. Rental caskets often appear as luxurious as the heavier version used for burial. While sometimes cremation caskets are sent directly to the crematorium with the deceased’s body, often their purpose is only for display of a body at a funeral service. In this case, prior to the cremation being conducted, the removable insert and the body are removed from the casket and brought to the crematory for to be cremated.