R80 PARTNERS WITH DUNLOP FOAMS WITH A FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY AND A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT
Your post pads, hit shields, tackle bags, side-line dressing flags, and advertising wedges will last longer, perform better and help the environment. We offer a full recycling foam service for old an unwanted foam, we can even arrange pick up as our contribution to keeping our country clean and green.
Ultra-Fresh foam technology maximises the integrity of the foam’s performance, minimising unwanted odours and bacterial growth, ensuring the durability and the longevity of the foam.
100% New Zealand Made, Owned and Operated Company
Dunlop Foams is a division of The Comfort Group and is 100% New Zealand owned and operated. The Comfort Group is a family-owned business, originally founded in 1935 by Sydney Turner, and is Australasia’s largest bedding and foam manufacturer. Our manufacturing expertise, experience and knowledge has been passed down through 4 generations of Turners who’re every bit as committed to providing local jobs to Kiwis who are passionate about making the highest quality New Zealand made products.
Sustainability Project Zero
Investing in a sustainable future for all New Zealanders.
In 2019 we launched Project Zero, our focus to minimise waste from our manufacturing processes and our products when they reach their useful end of life.
Our goal: To produce products using more sustainable materials that can be recycled, reused or rebuilt when they’re no longer needed.
Foams Plastic packaging moving to soft plastics made from 50% recycled plastic that can be recycled again once used.
Trees That Count
As part of Project Zero we are partnering with Trees That Count on several sustainable product initiatives. Trees That Count are a conservation charity who have been championing native tree planting since 1990. Their vision is to plant 200 million native trees across New Zealand.
Since 2016 they have now planted 43,372,094 native trees.
Why Ultra-Fresh is Dunlop Foams choice of Antimicrobial Treatment
All Dunlop Foams products are proudly manufactured in New Zealand and are infused with Ultra-Fresh, a proven anti-microbial compound. Ultrafresh is the only product in market that controls the growth of Mould, Mildew and Bacteria, creating an inhospitable environment for dust mites to survive, which is a trigger for allergies and Asthma.
Ultra-Fresh also assists in the integrity of the foam’s performance, minimising unwanted odours and bacterial growth, ensuring the durability and the longevity of the foam.
Dunlop Foams has the exclusive partnership in Australasia to use Ultra-Fresh in its manufacturing of Foam products.
There are many antimicrobial treatments on offer in the market, however, only Ultra-Fresh is a renowned global brand with scientific credntials that have been delivering antimicrobial treatments in a variety of products for over 60 years. Their vigorous testing methods ensures that the Dunlop Foams partnership has had the benefit of both Qualitative and Quantitative research spanning for over 25 years
Proud Partners in Creating Healthier Environments.
Dunlop Foams has the exclusive Ultra-Fresh partnership in Australasia. Dunlop Foams is committed as a partner of the National Asthma Council program.
Soft Plastics Partnership
The Comfort Group has joined the soft plastics recycling scheme and will be transitioning our plastic packaging for foam products into soft plastics during 2023. Soft plastic is made from 50% recycled plastic and is full recyclable once used and can be re-purposed into other products such as fence posts.
Find out more about soft plastics recycling at:
Recycled Environmentally Friendly Carpet Underlay
We manufacture all of our foam in New Zealand for our bedding, flooring and industrial foam businesses. Foam off cuts within our business and other local businesses are utilised to produce our new Zero Eco underlay.
Zero Eco Underlay is made from approximately 80% local foam scraps and can also be recycled at end of life into new underlay creating an ongoing sustainable, circular product solution. For every house lot of Eco Underlay purchased we will also plant a native tree through the Trees That Count program.
Ohinewai Development Environmental Excellence
A key driver of our future in Ohinewai is the commitment to improve water quality runoff and create a large wetland ecosystem to the east of the site. This land is naturally low lying and is very well suited to cleaning on site storm water and creating restored natural habitats.
Environmental outcomes will be considered across the full project site, including private lots, public streets and across the open space network.
Full reports have been completed on Archaeological, Geoscience, Geotech, Traffic and Landscaping, Flood Plan modelling, Stormwater, Wastewater, Acoustics, Economic, Cultural and Social Impacts.
"Our members love the gear, the quality is first class and delivery is on time"
As a club we couldn’t be happier with our relationship with the R80 Teamwear supply. Our members love the gear, the quality is first class and delivery is on time. Its great to work with a company that loves rugby as much as we do and understands the needs of grassroots country clubs.
Richard Maw Club President Methven Rugby Football Club
"Couldn't be happier"
Mid Canterbury Rugby has used R80 teamwear for 5 years and couldn't be happier. Excellent quality, excellent range, and most importantly very rapid turnaround on custom wear from order to delivery when compared to other suppliers.
Ian Patterson CEO Mid Canterbury Rugby Union 2012-2021
"Our Playing kit design had some intricate Maori designs that look amazing"
We have had fantastic experiences dealing the R80 team over the last 4 years. Right from the start, we had nothing but great service from the R80 team. We were delighted by the final products R80 produced. Our Playing kit design had some intricate Maori designs that look amazing. We often get comments from opposition teams about our kit. Time frames were always met, and the quality of the final products to a high standard. We highly recommend R80 products to any organisation.
Dan Harper Hato Pāora College
"Very professional and highly recommended. "
In 2018, the Cook Islands Rugby Union engaged the services and product for R80 to kit out our national Men’s First XV team for Rugby World Cup Qualifier matches v Hong Kong. Service and response from R80 were top notch and we really pressed them regarding turnaround times. Nevertheless, they were able to come up with all the kit that was ordered and gave some very favourable discounts due to the amount of our order. The gear itself is top quality.
Sean Smith President Cook Islands Rugby Union
"It is a easy decision really - Go R80!!"
After several samples and quotes from various sports apparel companies, we simply could not look past R80. They had everything and more, what we were after. We had the luxury of designing our own uniform and whatever we suggested, they simply ran with it and made it work. The quality is second to none!! No matter the forecast, we stay comfortable and get on with the task. They are always friendly and accommodate us at any time. The feedback we receive on a weekly basis about the uniform quality, how sharp we look, and bang for our buck has exceeded, and still is exceeding our expectations. It is a easy decision really - Go R80!!
Brandon Roberts Counties Manukau Rugby Referees Association
"R80 are our ‘go to’ company for innovation and quality"
Here at the Blues, we’re thankful to have R80 and XLR8 on board as key suppliers to help our men and women prepare for the rigors of their Super Rugby competitions. They’ve got a massive range of high-quality products that can withstand anything our teams throw at it! From tackle gear, speed & agility kit to training bibs and bands, R80 are our ‘go to’ company for innovation and quality when it comes to rugby and fitness gear.
Phil Healey Head of Physical Performance Blues Rugby
"R80 Rugby has been an important partner of Otago Rugby for nearly 10 years"
R80 Rugby training gear has played a vital role in elevating the performance of our Otago Rugby team. The durability, safety, versatility, and outstanding customer service make R80 an invaluable partner in our pursuit of excellence. I wholeheartedly recommend R80 to any rugby team looking to enhance their training and performance. With R80, you're not just buying gear; you're investing in success on the rugby field.
Ed Lea, Strength & Conditioning Coach Otago Rugby Football Union
"From contact gear, speed, and agility kit to bands "
North Harbour Rugby are truly grateful and proud to have R80 Rugby and XLR8 on board as key suppliers for our high-performance teams this season. Their extensive range of high-quality products that can withstand the robust use we throw at them like no other. From contact gear, speed, and agility kit to bands and much more, R80 rugby and XLR8 are our ‘go to’ company for innovation and quality when it comes to rugby, fitness, and conditioning gear.
Alex King - Head of Performance North Harbour Rugby
"The customer service we have received has be excellent. We are grateful and excited to be in partnership with R80"
"As part of Moana Pasifika embarking on a first season in Super Rugby, R80 has provided us with an extensive range of products to support our rugby program. These products have ensured we are able to train and compete to a high standard. In addition, the customer service we have received has be excellent. We are grateful and excited to be in partnership with R80."
Paul Downes - Head of Athletic Performance and Pathways MOANA PASIFIKA RUGBY
“The clothing is durable and of high quality”
R80 has been the gear supplier for Mount Aspiring College rugby for four years. During this time their services have been excellent. The design process of playing kit is straight forward and assistance is readily available, the clothing is durable and of high quality, they are prompt in their delivery and their pricing is very competitive.
Hamish Crosbie Mt Aspiring College
We would have no hesitation in recommending R80 to anyone looking to get a performance edge”
Taranaki rugby are proud to be partnering with R80. Their range of equipment is outstanding and is more than durable enough to cope with the rigours of the M10 Cup.
We would have no hesitation in recommending R80 to anyone looking to get a performance edge”
"R80 have proven themselves to deliver customised solutions"
To our members and players, our history and identity are sacred, we trust R80 with that. R80 have proven themselves to deliver customised solutions, on time, and on point, we’d look no further.
Craig Stitchbury Levin College Old Boys
"R80 Rugby provides us quality training equipment that lasts"
R80 Rugby provides us quality training equipment that lasts. We have limited time with players and having reliable gear is key to being efficient and making performance gains.
Rodney Gibbs BOPRU Head of High Performance
I can't recommend R80 enough; they've become an integral part of our trainings."
"R80 has been a game-changer for our strength and conditioning program at Northland Rugby Union, specifically for our Semco Kauri rugby team. The quality of R80's training products is great, and they've elevated our training sessions. The hit shields, in particular, are a top product. Their convenience is unbeatable - they come in a carry bag, making them perfect for travel, and the quick setup allows us to maximize our training time. These products have met and exceeded our expectations, enhancing our team's performance. R80's commitment to excellence aligns perfectly with our pursuit of excellence on the field. I can't recommend R80 enough; they've become an integral part of our trainings."
Emma Heywood, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Northland Rugby Union, Semco Kauri
"Durability, precision, and reliability"
As the Head Strength & Conditioning Trainer of the Southland Stags, I stand by our decision to incorporate R80 and XLR8 products into our training regimen. The exceptional product quality of these tools, marked by their durability, precision, and reliability, aligns perfectly with our commitment to ensuring our team trains at the highest level without compromise. The robust build of R80 and XLR8 products instills in us the confidence that our training sessions are optimized for results, playing a pivotal role in contributing to our team's overall performance excellence.
Ewan Brumwell - Head of Performance Rugby Southland