History

For more than 70 years Dunlop Foams’ long history and expertise in Polyurethane (PU) foam manufacture and conversion in Australia have been unsurpassed. Our track record in innovation and research and development has made our products synonymous with quality and value.

"We're immensely proud of our history"

The Comfort Group are fiercely proud of their heritage and reputation for combining leading edge innovation, expertise and world-class operating processes to produce products of the highest quality.

The Beginning

Like all members of the ‘Dunlop’ family of companies, our origins go back to John Boyd Dunlop (1840-1921), the inventor of the rubber pneumatic tire. In fact it was in 1893 when The Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company opened a brand and factory in Melbourne. For the next 35 years, Dunlop product a variety of products including Men's Athletic Singlet, also referred to as the Chesty Bond.

1931

The first Dunlopillo mattress produced by Dunlop Foams. More than 80 years on and this revolutionary mattress with it's comfort and luxurious feel is still in high demand. At the time, Dunlop latex foam was produced at landmark Fort Dunlop building; this saw a move away from the innerspring mattress

1986

Dunlop Foams becomes the first company to launch a range of branded foams. Enduro's comfort and durability have yet to be equaled. It is still one of Dunlop Foam's most popular brands and is trusted across a wide range of industries. With it's practicality and resilience, Enduro is most frequently used in commercial applications such as transport, aircraft seating, in institutional and high security environments.

1993

A new environmental standard. Dunlop Foams is the first Australian foam manufacturer to eliminate the use of ozone depleting CFCs.

1996

Healthy innovation - Dunlop Foams develops a very special compound, Ultra Fresh, which is applied to many of their foams. It creates an antimicrobial protection that controls dust mites, bacteria, mould, mildew and fungus - major triggers for allergic and asthmatic responses. This keeps your Dunlop Foams products cleaner and healthier for longer by preventing the buildup of these foam destructive antimicrobial.

1999

Dunlop Foams became a corporate supporter of the National Asthma Council and it's Sensitive Choice "Blue Butterfly" programme. This programme works in the community to create awareness and provide information about asthma. The NACA endeavors to improve the quality of life for people who suffer from asthma and other associated conditions. They can only do this by bringing together support from across the field and Dunlop Foams are proud contributors to creating a healthier sleep environment for everyone.

2008

As a big supporter of environmental initiatives, Dunlop Foams set the benchmark by having 23 grades of Dunlop foam achieve GECA Eco-label certification. The GECA Eco-label is world wide recognised as it identifies products and services which have adhered to their high environmental performance standards. With many of our Foam products adhering to these standards, you can purchase our Eco-labeled products with the knowledge that you are making a better environmental choice.

2010 and beyond

Today, Dunlop Foams is Australia’s largest polyurethane flexible slab stock foam producer and the only organisation in the industry with a presence in every state. Each year, we get more focused than ever on developing world class products and exceeding our customer expectations of service and support. With our rich history and our ground breaking technology, we aim to be the foam provider of choice for your business and personal needs.

If you want to see your concepts and ideas realised, enquire now with our specialised team to see how we can provide you with an exceptional product, to make your idea a reality.