What are cubic inches?

A cubic inch is a standard unit of measurement used to measure volume. A cubic inch is the volume of a symmetrical cube with each side measuring 1 inch in length. The cubic inch is used in the funeral industry to measure the volume of cremated remains, or "cremains", that an individual cremation urn can hold.

The standard capacity for an adult urn is 200 cubic inches, though some urns are slightly larger or smaller depending on the design of that particular cremation urn. A rough calculation to estimate the size of cremation urn that you will need is 1 lbs. of body weight equals 1 cubic inch of cremated remains. Thus, a 180 lbs. individual will require a funeral urn at least 180 cubic inches in volume.

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