Keyuan Petrochemicals Announces New General Manager for Ningbo Keyuan Plastics

Dec 05, 2011, 07:30 ET from Keyuan Petrochemicals, Inc.

NINGBO, China, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Keyuan Petrochemicals Inc. (OTC: KEYP), ("Keyuan" or "the Company"), an independent manufacturer and supplier of various petrochemical products in China, today announced the appointment of Dr. Jingtao Ma as the new General Manager of Ningbo Keyuan Plastics Company ("Keyuan Plastics") effective immediately, replacing Mr. Chunfeng Tao.

Keyuan Plastics is an operating subsidiary established in April 26, 2007 to focus exclusively on manufacturing petrochemicals.

Dr. Ma will continue to serve as Executive Vice President of Keyuan. He has over 20 years of experience in research and development and sales and marketing in the petrochemicals industry. Prior to joining Keyuan in 2007, he held various management and technical positions at Sinopec Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Co. from 1992 to 2007. Dr. Ma has a Master of Science and study for Doctorate in Physical Chemistry from Lanzhou Chemistry & Physics Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

"Dr. Ma is the best person to lead our Keyuan Plastics business at this time. His production and development expertise will allow us to bring cutting edge products to the market quickly," stated Mr. Tao. "His appointment will also allow me to focus my attention on further developing our SBS, petrochemicals and asphalt businesses."

About Keyuan Petrochemicals, Inc.

Keyuan Petrochemicals, Inc., established in 2007 and operating through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Keyuan Plastics, Co. Ltd., is located in Ningbo, China and is a leading independent manufacturer and supplier of various petrochemical products. Having commenced production in October 2010, Keyuan's operations include an annual petrochemical manufacturing design capacity of 720,000 MT for a variety of petrochemical products, with facilities for the storage and loading of raw materials and finished goods, and a technology that supports the manufacturing process with low raw material costs and high utilization and yields. In order to meet increasing market demand, Keyuan plans to expand its manufacturing capacity to include a SBS production facility which was completed in September 2011 and is currently on trial production, additional storage capacity, a raw material pre-treatment facility, and an asphalt production facility.

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