Ryad Mezzour highlighted the importance of this project to promote a circular industry and guarantee sustainable production aligned with current environmental standards.
Rabat – Morocco's efforts towards sustainability and decarbonization of the textile sector have received a significant boost with the official launch of Dolicen, a subsidiary of the Moroccan manufacturer and distributor of polyurethane (PU) foams and bedding products, Dolidol.
With a substantial investment of Dh200 million ($20 million), including Dh100 million ($10 million) raised through an investment agreement with the Project Bank backed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Dolicen is set to have a significant impact.
Dolicen specializes in the production of recycled PET and polyester fiber products, using polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a type of transparent, strong, lightweight and recyclable 100% plastic, as a key material.
The inauguration of the new Dolicen plant, located in the Dolidol industrial complex in Dar Bouazza, near Casablanca, marks a crucial moment in Morocco's path towards a more environmentally conscious textile industry.
With an area of 10,000 square meters, the Dolidol industrial complex has already created 100 direct jobs and another 1,000 indirect jobs.
During the opening ceremony, Ryad Mezzour, Minister of Industry and Trade, highlighted the importance of this project to promote a circular industry and ensure sustainable production aligned with current environmental standards
“This project marks an important milestone on our path towards sustainability and decarbonization of the textile sector,” stated Mezzour, emphasizing that Dolicen's investment contributes to the structuring of the plastic bottle recycling sector and reduces dependence on imports through of local production.
Jaafar Harti, Managing Director of Dolidol, expressed his pride in Dolicen's ambitious goals, stating: "We aim to produce at least 12,000 tonnes of finished products per year, recycling more than 600 million PET bottles annually."
This achievement has multiple advantages as it significantly reduces the ecological footprint of the textile industry while creating employment opportunities in the PET waste collection ecosystem.
Harti outlined Dolicen's objectives, focusing on meeting the internal needs of the Dolidol Group through polyester production, which will account for 25% of Dolicen's total production.
He highlighted that the rest of the company's production will be destined for national and international markets, further strengthening Morocco's presence in the textile industry.