Stainless Steel Cremation Tags: Identification for peace of mind

Did you know that 53% of Americans were cremated in 2018 instead of buried? Or that pet cremation is the largest it has even been among Millenials and Gen Z pet owners according to Forbes? As more humans and pets use cremation, proper identification will become even more important. Tags with unique identification numbers ensure that loved ones receive the correct remains. According to the Cremation Association of North America (CANA), Washington, Nevada, and Oregon are the top 3 states with the highest cremation rates.

Cremation Tags with unique ID number

As stated by the International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association (ICCFA) Identification Guidelines, “Funeral homes should implement a reliable system for the identification of human remains to give consumers assurance that safeguards are in place to minimize the incidence of misidentification. Further, in the case of a disinterment, or if a flood, earthquake, or other natural disaster disturb the place of interment, the identification and reinterment of the human remains would be facilitated by this system.”

 

National Band & Tag offers custom stamped stainless steel cremation tags that can have your crematory name, a unique ID number, and any other information you need on them. Cremation ovens get up to 1400 – 1800°F  degrees in order to break down the bone. But 304 stainless steel has a melting point of 2000+°F. This allows the tag to go into the oven with the remains and stay with them through the whole process. Thus, meeting the ICCFA’s guidelines as listed above. NB&T cremation tags (ID Discs), work for both human or pet cremations.

Contact us for a free quote on your custom tags today.

4 replies
  1. Ron Stanton
    Ron Stanton says:

    I recently found a crematory tag. How can I. D. the family to see if they would want it returned. It does have an I. D. number on it. I want to do the right thing.

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    • Alison
      Alison says:

      Hi Ron, unfortunately they only way to identify who it might belong to is if there is a crematory name on it. If it is just and ID number, there is no way to tell, because multiple crematories can all use the same numbering.

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        • Alison
          Alison says:

          Hello,

          If it has the crematory name on the tag, you can try contacting them and give them the tag number. I’m not sure if they will give you any of their client’s information though. Sometimes people scatter ashes into the ocean and don’t realize the tag is in there.

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