Over time UBF diversified, and started manufacture of woollen quilts, waddings and other fibre based products. In the late 1980’s this diversification lead to UBF being granted patents for its novel geotextile products made from organic materials, and remained the world’s largest jute geotextiles manufacturer until 2015.
By the end of the 1980’s David Galt Industries had changed its name to Tontine Industries, and operated as 3 discrete Divisions; Automotive, Industrial and Consumer goods. In 1991, the Industrial business was relocated from the original Coburg site in Melbourne to Mooroolbark, was operating in five Australian states, and the Automotive business was sold.
Over time both UBF and David Galt Industries moved along parallel paths with UBF introducing its own insulation products and range of Pillows and Consumer Bedding products. UBF remained in the same ownership and continued to acquire small competitors, while David Galt Industries had a number of ownership changes, and at various times was owned by ACMIL, ACI and finally Pacific Dunlop Limited before the demise of that business in 2002.