Painting a Healthier Tomorrow: Alora Paints and Singapore's New Formaldehyde-Free Regulation

Painting a Healthier Tomorrow: Alora Paints and Singapore's New Formaldehyde-Free Regulation

As we strive for healthier and safer living environments, regulations are evolving to meet these needs. In a significant move towards improving indoor air quality and protecting public health, the Singapore government has announced that starting in 2026, all indoor materials must be formaldehyde-free. At Alora Paints, we are proud to say that our paints have been formaldehyde-free since day one, aligning perfectly with these forward-thinking regulations.

What is Formaldehyde and Why is it Harmful?

Formaldehyde is a colourless, strong-smelling gas commonly found in building materials and household products. It's used in the production of resins that bond composite wood products, such as particleboard, plywood, and fibreboard, as well as in some glues, adhesives, and coatings.

Exposure to formaldehyde can cause a range of health issues, from minor irritations to severe chronic effects:

  • Short-term exposure: Can lead to irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, coughing, and skin rashes.
  • Long-term exposure: Linked to respiratory problems, including asthma and other chronic conditions. It has also been classified as a human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) (1).

Given these risks, reducing formaldehyde exposure in indoor environments is crucial, particularly in spaces where we spend a significant amount of time, such as our homes.

Singapore's New Regulation: A Milestone for Healthier Living

Starting in 2026, the Singapore government will require that all indoor materials be formaldehyde-free (2). This regulation is a landmark step towards ensuring healthier indoor air quality and protecting the well-being of residents. By eliminating formaldehyde from indoor materials, Singapore aims to reduce the health risks associated with this harmful chemical and create safer living spaces for everyone.

Alora Paints: Formaldehyde-Free Since Day One

At Alora Paints, we have always been committed to providing safe, high-quality paint solutions for our customers. From the very beginning, our paints have been formaldehyde-free. Here’s why choosing Alora Paints is the best decision for your home:

  1. Healthier Indoor Air Quality: Our formaldehyde-free paints contribute to cleaner indoor air, reducing the risk of respiratory issues and other health problems associated with formaldehyde exposure.
  2. Safe for All: Alora Paints are safe for children, pets, and pregnant women, making them an ideal choice for families looking to create a safe and healthy living environment.
  3. Certified and Eco-Friendly: Our paints are certified by US Green Seal and Singapore Green Label, ensuring they meet stringent environmental and safety standards. Additionally, our commitment to being carbon neutral means you’re also making a sustainable choice.

As we approach the implementation of Singapore’s formaldehyde-free regulation in 2026, Alora Paints stands ready to help you create a healthier, safer home environment. With our long-standing commitment to being formaldehyde-free since the beginning, we provide peace of mind and superior quality with every brushstroke. Choose Alora Paints for a brighter, safer future.


  1. IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer), click here to read.
  2. Channel News Asia, Koh Wan Ting, March 4, 2024, click here to read.