PRP Manufacturing (formally Process Rubber and Plastics) has been a significant contributor to the defence sector for many years. Established in 1991, PRP has relationships with many significant partners both nationally and overseas.

PRP are members of the SA DTC (Defence Teaming Centre) and AIDN (Australian Industry and Defence Network) and work with many defence contractors including, – ASC AWD Shipbuilder, BAE Systems Australia, SAAB, RedArc Electronics, DTSG (Defence Science and Technology), MacTaggart Scott, APC Technology, Silentium Defence, Pacific Marine Batteries, Marand Precision Engineering, Babcock Australia, Australian Munitions, Century Engineering and Toolcraft Australia.



In June 2021, PRP exhibited at the Land Forces event as part of Defence SA. We also exhibited at Indo Pacific Maritime Exposition in 2022. We have future plans to be present at Land Forces 2022, which will be held in Brisbane, Queensland in October.

Core defence capability

  • Advanced flatbed CNC cutting technology specialising in rubber, sponge, foam and plastics.
  • Foam packaging solutions for protective case inserts and storage, with partnerships not just with Pelican but also other mil-spec approved international brands.
  • Specialised engineering foams with class leading properties associated with thermal conductivity, fire retardancy and sound attenuation.
  • Gaskets, washers and seals for a variety of industries and defence related projects.

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Recently awarded work

SEA5000 Hunter Class Frigate Progam – Prototyping gaskets tender

Previous and future works

Previous work

Collins Class Submarines – Electrical console gaskets, fibre, and rubber sealing gaskets.

Royal Australian Navy – Foam packaging solutions and integrated logistics support (ILS).

Air Warfare Destroyer – Block rubber and channel extrusion profiles.

Continuous Shipbuilding Program – Gaskets and custom sealing solutions for various key defence partners.

M113 Land Combat Vehicles – Protective packaging and storage solutions to support ILS and specials tools and test equipment.

Land Systems – Acrylic plastic components for weapons system to support NASAMS program delivered under Land 19 Phase 7B.

Future work

We have been approached by various defence supply companies to provide quotation for parts and services for a wide range of projects. Some of the major projects include:

SEA 5000 – Hunter Frigates.

Land 400 Phase 3 – Land combat vehicle system.

Land 125 Phase 4 – Integrated soldier system.


PRP has an extensive quality management plan to ensure our production processes are efficient, and the products we produce conform to specification.

The purpose of our quality management plan (QMP) is to establish, implement, maintain, and improve PRP’s core processes by using guidelines set out within ISO 9001:2015. The system utilises the concepts of plan-do-check-act (PDCA), and establishes measurable objectives for key processes. These processes make up the fundamental scope of the quality management system and is driven from senior leadership and our quality management team. The total objective is to produce high quality products and services, free of defects, and to deliver an experience to our customers that exceeds expectations.

PRP has worked with many prime and tier 1 customers in producing products conforming to ISO 9001:2015 and AS9102 (Aerospace FAI).

Traceability and accountability

As a part of our plan, PRP puts significant work into traceability and accountability for it’s raw material and sourcing of products. It constantly reviews process and procedures to ensure all defence related materials comply to counterfeit products and conformance.

AIC (Australian Industry Capability)

PRP is an advocate for defence sovereignty and building industry capability in Australia. In doing so, PRP has developed a long-term strategic direction, factoring in development, succession planning and top-level leadership. PRP embraces an exciting vision, and with that, a passion and desire to drive a highly skilled workforce with specialised capability, locally here within Australia.

AIC Goals

Long-term investment strategy aimed to create an additional employment through innovation and capital investment.

Employee’s all locally acquired and spread throughout apprenticeships, graduate, and senior opportunities.

A specific focus on defence sovereignty, with engagement in government programs and grants to assist in development, investment and export.

R&D into software development, with a focus on manufacturing management, sensors and IoT technology.

PRP to drive a long-term outlook in both manufacturing and technology to drive sustainability and open opportunities within the global marketplace.

PRP has strong foundations in place for long-term succession, with exciting and dynamic goals and values surrounding creative problem solving, learning and inclusion.