A Trusted Name for Taste and Purity - Kinley Water
HCCB has been manufacturing Kinley, the packaged drinking water, ever since it was introduced to India by the Coca-Cola system in 2000. The brand name Kinley that promises the assurance of clean and safe drinking water, stands for trust and truth.
True to its promise, the Kinley water goes through a rigorous and intensive 10-step process of purification before it reaches the consumer. The process involves disinfection, sand filtration, activated carbon filtration, 10-micron polishing filtration, reverse osmosis, 5-micron polishing filtration, UV treatment, 1-micron polishing filtration, mineral dosing, and ozone filtration.
Among other contaminants the purification process also removes trace compounds like carbonates, bicarbonates, chlorides, sulfates, phosphates, nitrates, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron and manganese from the water.
Referred to as Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) most of these compounds, if not removed, could cause hardness of water, often harmful to the health. But such a low level of TDS, achieved through reverse osmosis, gives water a flat taste. Besides, the reverse osmosis also removes some beneficial minerals from water. Moreover, water purified to that point becomes slightly acidic, giving it a tendency to dissolve and pull nutrients out of our body's cells. HCCB, therefore, using mineral dosing process, adds the necessary minerals such as sodium and magnesium salts as per its unique formula and within prescribed limits, to the treated water obtained through reverse osmosis. The mineral dosing not only enhances the taste of the water but also makes it slightly alkaline, which is important for a healthy body.
Kinley Water thus produced meets all the stringent national and international norms. The standard procedures followed ensures purity and consistency of the quality of water. It comes with the assurance of safety of the highest standards.
The packaging of Kinley water bottle is also unique. In 2009, HCCB in partnership with The Coca-Cola Company embarked on a lightweighting programme in India that was aimed at reducing the raw material for the PET (Poly Ethylene Terephthalate, a petroleum derivative) bottle for Kinley water. The project on completion led to a saving of approximately 2.5 grams of PET raw material per Kinley water bottle. To further reduce the weight and PET content, the company began to use the nitro fill process which allowed more stable packaging with lesser quantity of material. The lightweighting initiative even won the Global Innovation (Productivity) Award for The Coca-Cola Company in 2016.
HCCB also manufactures two more varieties of mineral water from the Coca-Cola’s global stable, namely Bonaqua and Smartwater. While Bonaqua is made through a multi-barrier filtration system, reverse osmosis treatment and disinfection, Smarwater is inspired by a process, that nature uses to make clouds, called vapour distillation. HCCB started manufacturing its global enhanced water brand Smartwater in India in 2017 at its factory in Bidadi, near Bangalore, Karnataka.