The ECCD boasts state of the art equipment, world class experts and over 50 years of experience in solving challenges in the chemical industry.

The Expert Capability Center Deventer (ECCD), located in the R&D center of Nouryon, provides services in analytical, material and environmental sciences to address the challenges of the chemical industry in the fields of Research and Development, Regulatory Compliance and Manufacturing. By integrating and sharing our knowledge and experience across our core competencies, we solve your challenges using our expertise.

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Through fit-for-purpose approach, we can manage, control and minimize risks in developing new products, optimizing existing products/processes and supporting regulatory requirements. In this way, we ensure better product quality for our customers in the chemical, pharmaceutical, polymer and paint & coating industries.

Characterization and evaluation of products and processes

We can help companies solving R&D questions, avoiding needs to invest in expensive equipment and resources. Using our broad analytical knowledge and experience, we can provide support to product registration, a faster time to market and an increase of product quality. By the characterization of your materials we help you to identify gaps and improve your application performance. Through our failure analysis we support you in optimizing your products and processes. With our research mindset we can help you analyzing complex matrices and non-standard samples.

Competences and techniques


  • Physical, chemical, and biological analysis
  • Composition, structure, and materials performance
  • Product analysis from trace level contaminants to bulk polymers
  • Analysis of Organic, Inorganic and Macromolecules
  • Data Analysis
  • Design of Experiments, Statistics and Chemometrics
  • In situ monitoring
  • Environmental Testing, incl. biodegradation, ecotoxicology and emission testing
  • Particle functionalization
  • Corrosion / materials science
  • Physical chemistry

Technique areas

  • Chromatography (GC, LC, UPLC, SEC, CZE)
  • Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR, ESR)
  • Molecular Spectroscopy (IR, Raman, UV-Vis)
  • Elemental and Functional Group Analysis
    (ICP-ES/MS, titration)
  • Surface Analysis, Microscopy and Diffraction >
  • Hyphenated Methods (GC/MS, LC/MS, MCC/IMS, SIFT)
  • Physical Properties Analysis
  • Thermal Analysis (TGA, DSC)
  • Rheology


The Expert Capability Center Deventer is located at the heart of the R&D center of Nouryon in Deventer, the Netherlands.