The next time you pick up a can of XIKAR’s butane, you’ll likely see a new can design, and within that can a new blend of butane that the company says will deliver enhanced lighter performance and could even extend the life of your lighter.
XIKAR’s new PUROFINE High Performance Premium Butane was initially created for use in high-altitude areas as a way to address the problems that come with getting butane to ignite over 6,000 feet in elevation, where there’s a lower amount of oxygen in the air.
This new blend is XIKAR’s purest to date, at less than 15 parts per million, and is the result of numerous trials in 20 different locations around the country. The company says it not only delivers impressive results at high elevations, but provides taller and stronger flames in lower elevations as well as helping rejuvenate lighters on their “last leg,” the company said in an announcement.
“The formula was developed to address the issue of difficulty lighting in high-altitude areas, and after further development, proves to be a beneficial resource when lighting at any elevation,” said Kurt Van Keppel, president of XIKAR.
It is being released in eight ounce/225 gram canisters priced at $12.99 per can, and is currently shipping to retailers nationwide. XIKAR’s original PUROFINE butane will continue to remain on the market.
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