PVC PLASTIC LIQUOR BOTTLES
Proprietors of Distilled Spirits Plants,
Manufacturers of Liquor Bottles,
Importers,Wholesale Liquor Dealers,
and Others Concerned:
In Industry Circular 70-33 we announced a one-year continuation of our
experiment for the bottling of distilled spirits in polyvinyl chloride plastic
liquor bottles and invited participating bottlers, and prospective participants, to apply for permission to include pints among those sizes of such
bottles to be used during the remainder of the experiment.
It has come to our attention that some bottlers, because of their merchandising practices, cannot conduct suitable experiments with bottles of
one-pint size, but could benefit from experiments using some other standard
size. Therefore, we have reconsidered the position stated in Industry
Circular 70-33 and have decided that bottlers whose needs would not be met
by use of the one-pint PVC bottles may apply for permission to use PVC
bottles of any one of the other standard sizes, in lieu of the one-pint size.
Applications for such purpose should be filed in the same manner as that
provided in Industry Circular 70-33 for pints. Authorizations for such
other standard sizes, as discussed herein, will not be effective before
April 1, 1971.
Rex D. Davis,
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Division