National Sorbents to Introduce Innovative Casket Liner

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from National Sorbents, Inc.

    CINCINNATI, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- National Sorbents Inc.,
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   NSIE) will soon introduce to the marketplace an ingenious
 product that can eliminate potential environmental and legal problems that
 have long beset funeral service professionals, casket manufacturers, and
 mausoleum manufacturers -- the production and leakage of natural bodily fluids
 and embalming chemicals from the deceased postmortem.
     The product is an inexpensive casket liner made from a proprietary blend
 of polymers and the company's DRY 'N LOCK(R) material capable of absorbing
 more than 40 times its weight in fluids.  It weighs only a few ounces and is
 designed for installation out of view in the bottom of the casket.  After
 extensive testing, the liner has been shown to act as a solidification agent,
 trapping and encapsulating the fluids that are produced from the body as a
 result of the natural decomposition process.  "There is no comparable product
 on the market," President Dan Jones said.
     National Sorbents plans to market the mass-produced liners to casket
 manufacturers, funeral homes, and mausoleum manufacturers in North America.
 One casket manufacturer has signed on to purchase a large quantity, and
 several others manufacturers have expressed similar interest.  About 2 million
 caskets are produced in the U.S. annually.  The liner would add only $10.00 or
 so to the cost of the casket, which typically runs into the hundreds of
 dollars, and could save millions of dollars annually in legal fees within the
 profession.
     Despite the hefty price of caskets, their sturdy construction and some
 manufacturers' claims about the integrity of their products, many caskets have
 proven incapable of holding the 10 to 25 gallons or more of fluids that leak
 from a body weeks or months after burial or entombment as nature reduces the
 body through decomposition.  Therein lies the environmental and legal quagmire
 to which funeral homes, casket manufacturers and mausoleum manufacturers are
 vulnerable.  An estimated 70-80 lawsuits are currently pending in the United
 States within the mortuary profession according to Donald E. Douthit, former
 director of research of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.
     Caskets placed in outdoor mausoleums are an especially acute problem
 because of temperature extremes, especially during the summer, which
 accelerates the natural decomposition process.  Relatives and friends visiting
 mausoleums on numerous occasions have been shocked to find corrosive fluids,
 in addition to offensive odors, have breached the casket.  Such conditions
 also introduce the potential for safety and environmental issues.  As a
 result, some major cities in North America are considering codifying how
 mausoleums should be built.  National Sorbents plans to market a variation on
 its casket liner to address the problem.
     "The product is completely novel and will have a significant impact on
 mortuary science, as it will allow a steady dehydration of fluids in a
 controlled manner," said Douthit, who has been called as an expert witness in
 numerous court cases involving a wide range of mortuary science-related
 matters.  "In several of the cases I've participated in, if caskets had been
 lined with this material, there would have been no court case," he said.
     For more information on the company and its line of DRY 'N LOCK(R)
 products, contact Daniel Jones, President, and CEO, National Sorbents, Inc;
 10139 Commerce Park Drive; Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246. Phone 513-860-4144 or toll
 free 800-322-4144.
     All of the material contained herein has been prepared by D.P. Martin &
 Associates, Inc. (DPM) or one of its affiliates, based on information supplied
 by the client or other sources believed to be reliable.  This information is
 not guaranteed by DPM to be accurate.  The company's actual results could
 differ materially from those described in any forward-looking statements
 contained herein.  All material is provided for information purposes only.
 DPM has been retained by National Sorbents, Inc. for dissemination of news on
 the company's behalf.  DPM's affiliates, officers, directors and employees may
 have also bought, or may buy the shares discussed in this report and may
 profit in the event these shares rise in value.  DPM intends to sell these
 shares should a rise in value occur.
 
 

SOURCE National Sorbents, Inc.
    CINCINNATI, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- National Sorbents Inc.,
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   NSIE) will soon introduce to the marketplace an ingenious
 product that can eliminate potential environmental and legal problems that
 have long beset funeral service professionals, casket manufacturers, and
 mausoleum manufacturers -- the production and leakage of natural bodily fluids
 and embalming chemicals from the deceased postmortem.
     The product is an inexpensive casket liner made from a proprietary blend
 of polymers and the company's DRY 'N LOCK(R) material capable of absorbing
 more than 40 times its weight in fluids.  It weighs only a few ounces and is
 designed for installation out of view in the bottom of the casket.  After
 extensive testing, the liner has been shown to act as a solidification agent,
 trapping and encapsulating the fluids that are produced from the body as a
 result of the natural decomposition process.  "There is no comparable product
 on the market," President Dan Jones said.
     National Sorbents plans to market the mass-produced liners to casket
 manufacturers, funeral homes, and mausoleum manufacturers in North America.
 One casket manufacturer has signed on to purchase a large quantity, and
 several others manufacturers have expressed similar interest.  About 2 million
 caskets are produced in the U.S. annually.  The liner would add only $10.00 or
 so to the cost of the casket, which typically runs into the hundreds of
 dollars, and could save millions of dollars annually in legal fees within the
 profession.
     Despite the hefty price of caskets, their sturdy construction and some
 manufacturers' claims about the integrity of their products, many caskets have
 proven incapable of holding the 10 to 25 gallons or more of fluids that leak
 from a body weeks or months after burial or entombment as nature reduces the
 body through decomposition.  Therein lies the environmental and legal quagmire
 to which funeral homes, casket manufacturers and mausoleum manufacturers are
 vulnerable.  An estimated 70-80 lawsuits are currently pending in the United
 States within the mortuary profession according to Donald E. Douthit, former
 director of research of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.
     Caskets placed in outdoor mausoleums are an especially acute problem
 because of temperature extremes, especially during the summer, which
 accelerates the natural decomposition process.  Relatives and friends visiting
 mausoleums on numerous occasions have been shocked to find corrosive fluids,
 in addition to offensive odors, have breached the casket.  Such conditions
 also introduce the potential for safety and environmental issues.  As a
 result, some major cities in North America are considering codifying how
 mausoleums should be built.  National Sorbents plans to market a variation on
 its casket liner to address the problem.
     "The product is completely novel and will have a significant impact on
 mortuary science, as it will allow a steady dehydration of fluids in a
 controlled manner," said Douthit, who has been called as an expert witness in
 numerous court cases involving a wide range of mortuary science-related
 matters.  "In several of the cases I've participated in, if caskets had been
 lined with this material, there would have been no court case," he said.
     For more information on the company and its line of DRY 'N LOCK(R)
 products, contact Daniel Jones, President, and CEO, National Sorbents, Inc;
 10139 Commerce Park Drive; Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246. Phone 513-860-4144 or toll
 free 800-322-4144.
     All of the material contained herein has been prepared by D.P. Martin &
 Associates, Inc. (DPM) or one of its affiliates, based on information supplied
 by the client or other sources believed to be reliable.  This information is
 not guaranteed by DPM to be accurate.  The company's actual results could
 differ materially from those described in any forward-looking statements
 contained herein.  All material is provided for information purposes only.
 DPM has been retained by National Sorbents, Inc. for dissemination of news on
 the company's behalf.  DPM's affiliates, officers, directors and employees may
 have also bought, or may buy the shares discussed in this report and may
 profit in the event these shares rise in value.  DPM intends to sell these
 shares should a rise in value occur.
 
 SOURCE  National Sorbents, Inc.