Use of Plastics for the Manufacture
of Liquor Bottles
Proprietors of Distilled Spirits Plants,
Manufacturers of Liquor Bottles,
Importers, Wholesale Liquor Dealers
and others concerned:
The purpose of this circular is to ask for your views concerning the possible use
of plastics for manufacturing liquor bottles.
In times past requests have been received for the approval of the use of plastics
of one kind or another for manufacturing liquor bottles. For a variety of reasons
(both technological and administrative) plastic material has not yet been approved
for such purpose. However, because of the recent development of newer types of
plastic and because of the increasing use of plastic containers for other types
of products (including food products), consideration is being given (pursuant to
26 CFR 173.5, 194.11, 201.11, 250.11, and 251.11) to the feasibility of approving
for use in the manufacture of liquor bottles one or more of the types of plastic
which are susceptible to being molded or formed into a bottle which will retain
the same shape and dimensions when filled as when empty.
Presentation of Views
Any person having an interest in the manufacture, use, or importation of plastic
liquor bottles should present his views, in respect thereof, to the Director,
before, August 31, 1968. Such views should be expressed in writing and should
be supported, insofar as possible, by any data which might be relevant thereto.
Such material should be addressed to the Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D. C. 20224, Attention: CP:AT:PR.
Harold A. Serr
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division