Flexmort’s CadSeal seals the deceased in a special metal containment film. CadSeal provides several benefits to those dealing with the deceased and is extensively used for repatriation as well as hygiene sealing. To see a video please see bottom of our home page (at about 2 mins 43 secs).
1. Hygiene Sealing
Decomposed bodies can make funeral directors, public mortuaries and hospitals, very unpleasant in terms of odour. Furthermore, some cadavers present an infection risk. For example, a deceased contaminated with Ebola can be sealed within CadSeal to protect hospital staff.
Historically the deceased are repatriated in zinc lined coffins which are expensive and due to their weight, freight costs are high. CadSeal only weighs 840g and is at least 18kg lighter. The CadSeal method of repatriating bodies is fully approved and detailed in the IATA Airport Handling Manual, AHM 333 (Jan 2011) which states,
“Human remains (HUM), except cremated, must be packed in a hermetically sealed inner containment which may be constructed of a flexible material or may be a rigid coffin of lead or zinc. The inner containment must then be packed inside a wooden or metal coffin.”
CadSeal has been used by UK funeral Directors to send bodies to numerous countries including Nepal, Ethiopia, Philipines, Nigeria, Ecuador, Ukraine, Romania, Indonesia, Cameroon etc. This method of repatriation is also widely used by European and US Funeral Directors.
Note: Most airlines have heard about the use of CadSeal metal film as an alternative to zinc lined coffins. If not then it may be because they do not have an updated manual which since Jan 2011 has detailed the foil. Please click here for the IATA AHM 333 document and the ICAO working paper.
Easy to Use
The deceased is placed inside the CadSeal foil envelope and the heat sealer is simply used to form a seal around the deceased.
- Airtight and watertight
- Tearproof and flexible
- Easy to X-ray
- Simple to seal
- Quick to open
CadSeal is supplied on various size rolls so storage is simple. For larger size rolls, the Flexmort dispenser is recommended.
CadSeal can be cremated/incinerated.
Tensile strength of foil: 70/71N
Tensile strength of seal: 80N
Water vapour permeability of air 9 (40/90): 0.04 g / m²d
Temperature range: +85 ° C / -53 ° C
Oil and grease-proof: yes
Adhesion: 6-9 N / mm