Val-Matic has recently completed a new 7,000 sq. ft. research and development facility in its second manufacturing plant located in Addison, IL. The R&D facility includes a Materials Lab with equipment for testing elastomers and metals. A Flow Lab equipped with a battery of water pumps was constructed to perform dynamic check valve tests and water flow tests to determine flow and torque characteristics of various valves. In addition, a 5,000 gallon air tank allows full scale air flow testing of large air valves. The facility is also available for technical hands-on training of industry professionals.