The Stories of the Upstate #235: (Dirk Van Hyning) "I’ve taken things that my kids discarded and turned them into art, like a New York subway map made with Tinkertoys."

Our 235th story, a GSA Business Report Q&A, comes from the CEO of Alexium International, Dirk Van Hyning.

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Alexium International creates flame retardant and thermal regulating products.. According to Dirk Van Hyning, CEO of Alexium, legacy flame retardants that have been used for decades can be toxic to the environment and the body. Alexium sells alternative products that are safer and still effective flame retardants. Key to Alexium's success and core to who they are is their research and development department which is constantly looking for the safest, most eco-friendly and most effective technologies to reduce heat and prevent fires.

                                                  To learn more about Alexium International, click here.