Inteplast Group Acquires Brown Paper Goods

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Packaging products for foodservice, grocery, hospitality, and retail now added to Inteplast’s vast portfolio.

LIVINGSTON, NJ – April 3, 2024 – On April 2, 2024, Inteplast Group acquired Brown Paper Goods, which is now rebranded as Brown Paper Products (BPP). The paper manufacturer is located in Waukegan, IL, and Coppell, TX, with four locations comprising plants and warehouses. Brown Paper Products will operate under Inteplast Group’s IBS Division.

In 2023, leading sales for Brown Paper Products include pinch bottom bags for various prepared hot and cold foods; sandwich, foil, and sub wraps; self-opening sacks; tin tie bags, butcher and freezer rolls, and more.

Group President Dr. John Young welcomed BPP Owner Allen Mons via an internal announcement on Wednesday, April 3.

“We are honored and humbled to welcome a great dedicated team led by Allen. Brown’s century-old reputation for service and quality is well-known to the marketplace, and we intend to continue the same legacy under Allen’s leadership. We are also happy to be able to address our customers’ needs as part of an ever-changing and evolving landscape that also mirrors our own drive towards supporting a circular economy as applied to both paper and plastics packaging,” Dr. Young said.

Ronnie Chang, IBS Division president, said that Brown Paper Products is a welcome addition to Inteplast, as the $416.4 billion paper packaging market continues to attract customers.

“We are excited to welcome Brown Paper Products to the Inteplast family. BPP brings a wealth of expertise, talented individuals, and a rich culture to our company. Its unique offerings align strategically with the IBS Division’s paper bag initiatives, seamlessly complementing each other,” Chang noted. “This powerful synergy will undoubtedly enhance our ability to serve our customers comprehensively. We eagerly anticipate servicing our customers better with combined resources, expertise, and innovation in order to satisfy their increasing needs and expectations from suppliers.”

Brown Paper Products Owner Allen Mons said the 106-year-old company will serve an even wider scope of customers under the Inteplast Group umbrella.

“The future looks bright for Inteplast and Brown Paper Products. We’re glad to have joined the Inteplast family as we will have even more resources to better serve our customers, thanks to Inteplast’s guidance. The support we have gained will be evident in areas such as logistics, stronger freight relationships, improved manufacturing expertise, and a wider line of product offerings,” said Mons.

Senior Director of Inteplast’s Global Management Leon Chang who will work directly with Brown Paper Products, said that “BPP’s wide range of manufactured paper products further expands the diverse product bundle available to our current and new customers.”

“Brown Paper Products and its impressive array of stock and specialty paper bags, wraps, liners are significant additions to our offerings for quick service restaurants (QSRs), grocery, and foodservice customers. We look forward to working together with Allen and the BPP team toward the continued growth of this category.”

About Inteplast Group 

Established in 1991, Inteplast Group is a leading integrated plastics manufacturer founded on the ideal of American manufacturing. Our products support diverse markets including healthcare, foodservice, packaging, building products, grocery, retail, sanitation, industrial, and graphic arts industries. Headquartered in Livingston, N.J., Inteplast Group is now over 7,000 employees strong and operates more than 50 facilities including our flagship manufacturing complex in Lolita, Texas. Our dedicated and experienced people are committed to delivering quality products and partnering with our customers to enable their success. Visit for more information.

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