Regarding your July 2 Viewpoint, “The future of plastics,” I have two patents awarded for plastic caskets. One is a full-size urn style, which is vacuum formed from textured ABS. I have production tooling and seven units complete and ready for marketing.
I also have a blow molded, low-cost casket ready for prototype pattern and aluminum tooling.
I have been fighting the funeral industry for years with no success. However, the Federal Trade Commission rulings from 1994 on now open the doors to selling direct to consumers, like your “baby boomers,” via retail stores, TV and the Internet.
Margaret Hart Co. Inc.