20 Gauge Steel
Batesville’s carbon steel caskets are available in three grades (from thickest to thinnest): 16 gauge, 18 gauge and 20 gauge.
The most economical in our line are 20 gauge caskets. They feature a one-piece top, formed from a single sheet of steel, for added strength. A continuous seam weld secures the casket bottom to ensure its structural integrity. In addition, many 20 gauge caskets feature a one-piece rubber gasket that helps resist the entry of outside elements into the casket.
Some 20 gauge caskets are manufactured without a rubber gasket and these are referred to as non-gasketed steel or NGS.