Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

Step 1: Plug your hand sealer into the socket and turn the switch to position 3. It takes 5 to 6 minutes before the hand sealer is operational.

Step 2: When using a roll, cut off the required length.

Step 3: Put the container down, unfold one half of the foil over the length.

Step 4: Lay the deceased in the container.

Step 5: Fold the upper part of the container over the body.

Step 6: Place the ends of the container as much as possible to each other.

Step 7: Use, if required, the clamps from the case in order to keep the parts of the container to each other.

Step 8: Take the hand sealer en put the sides of the container between the jaws of the sealer. Squeeze the hand sealer tightly for about 2 to 3 seconds. Remove the hand sealer from the container and slide it to the next position. The weld should be closely linked to the previous one to be able to close the container hermetically. Repeat these steps until all sides of the container are sealed.

TIP: Wait for the last weld, push excess air out of the container. Otherwise, the closure of the coffin can be difficult. Once the excess air is out of the container the last piece of weld can be made.

Step 9: Provide each corner of an additional diagonal weld. The welded corners have the shape of a triangle. This is necessary because the corners are usually the weakest parts.

Step 10: Check the weld of the container on leaks. In case you have some doubts about the weld, place another -second- weld to the container.

Do you want to see a instrcution? Please, see our instruction video below.

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Can FlexCoSeal® being used in case of infectious deseases?

Yes. Because FlexCoSeal® is sealed hermitically, nothing can get in or out. As soon the bag is closed in case of a deceased person due to an infectious desease, the outside of the bag must be cleaned/ desinfected thoroughly.

The Belgium government prescribed in 2015 the used of FlexCoSeal® to contain deceased persons as a result of Ebola. The United Kingdom uses a similar product for containment of deceased persons who died by infectious deseases.

FlexCoSeal® can be cremated without problems, but it cannot be burried because of its lifecycle of more than 30 years.

Sometimes we must deal with a deceased person who has been dead for some time. This resulted in odour nuisance. Can FlexCoSeal® minimize this nuisance?

Yes. FlexCoSeal® has an excellent barrier feature against odours and moisture. By using the heat sealer, the containers is hermetically sealed.

Can I use FlexCoSeal at other location?

Yes. You can cut the required length from the roll and take it with you to the other location. Bringing the case with the heat sealer enables you to seal the container where needed. To use the heat sealer, you do need electricity. 220V is required but, with an inverter you can also use the cigarette lighter of a car.

Is FlexCoSeal® the same as body seal?

In the market it is also called bodyseal. FlexCoSeal® is our own trademark but it is a similar product. It consists of several high quality materials that results is a very strong, absolute odor and moisture tight. Besides, according to our customers, our product is also more flexible to use -thus more convenient- than competitative products.

Do I always need electricity?

Yes. However, when you have the right inverter (from 12V to 220V, output 150W) the heat sealer can also be used with the cigarette lighter of a car or a heavy duty standalone 12V battery.

Can I use FlexCoSeal® to bury deceased persons?

In the Netherlands this is not allowed because the decomposition period of the material is longer than the period indicated by Dutch law. It s very well possible that other countries have different regulations.

Can FlexCoSeal® be used for cremations?

Yes. FlexCoSeal® has a residue of less than 1%. Within the Netherlands it is also an authorized product for cremations by the “Landelijke Vereniging van Crematoria” and included in their list of authorized materials for a cremation.

Is FlexCoSeal® heavy?

No, one container of 2,30 x 1,00m/ 8,5ft x 3 ft weighs approximately 800 gram. This low weight has many advantages in terms of use and costs.

Does FlexCoSeal® comply with regulations like IATA, Strasbourg and the European Union?

FlexCoSeal® complies with the regulations of IATA (AHM-333), Strasbourg (26.X.1973) and EU EN15017. As a result, FlexCoSeal® is the suitable for international funeral transport. Regulations may however differ per country and even per state, so every user of FlexCoSeal® is responsible to comply with all local, national and international regulations.

Does FlexCoSeal® helps me to protect from diseases that deceased person may have had?

Yes, when properly sealed, the container is hermetically sealed. The excellent barrier capacities of the container makes the container impervious and provide protection against the risk of contamination.

How many persons can be transported with a roll of 75 meter/ 246 ft?

One roll of 75 meter replaces approximately 32 zinc coffins. That can be more depending on the size required per container. The advantages are numerous: less storage, less handling, less disposal etc…

How must FlexCoSeal® be disposed?

FlexCoSeal® can be disposed of as regular waste.

Can I write relevant information on the container?

FlexCoSeal® can be written with a permanent marker. Also stickers are available with brief information and the possibility to write relevant information.

Can FlexCoSeal® be used in every coffin?

Yes. Because the material is flexible and can be cut at any length, FlexCoSeal® fits in any coffin, whateber the size or shape.

Can I use FlexCoSeal® also for the resting period before the funeral (e.g. at home)?

An unpleasant odour can be a problem for the deceased relatives and friends. FlexCoSeal® solves this for you. Especially when the deceased will be laid to rest for a period of time.

What is the shelf life of FlexCoSeal®?

FlexCoSeal® has a shelf life of more than 30 years. This makes the product very suitable to have in stock as a precaution for disasters, outbreaks of dangerous diseases etc…

What are the transportation costs?

Transportation within the Netherlands are free. Transportation costs to other countries will incur charges; depending on the destination, size and weight of the delivery.

Is FlexCoSeal® strong?

FlexCoSeal® is very strong. The product is structured in 4 layers and consists of several different materials. When collecting a deceased person who has been dead for some time, FlexCoSeal® is very useful. When properly used it ensures no leakage of moisture or odours. The container can be lifted and held without tearing.

Does FlexCoSeal® resist X-ray (e.g. at checks)?

No, just the opposite. X-ray can see through FlexCoSeal®. This is essential during border controls and other checks during transport.

Do you seal FlexCoSeal® also on location?

Yes, this can be done by Van der Heden – Internationaal Rouwtransport en Uitvaartverzorging. The costs are for one container (€76,50) plus closing of the container (€54,50) plus costs per kilometer. This only applies for the Netherlands.