Somos® WaterShed Black

Eliminates the need for painting.  And prints 50% faster than alternatives. 

Prints 50% faster than alternatives. True black off the machine

Somos® WaterShed Black provides a solution to build rigid, tough parts, while eliminating the need for painting or coating. With similar properties and processing as Somos® WaterShed XC 11122, this multipurpose resin provides the same benefits in a black stereolithography material. Somos® WaterShed Black boasts faster processing times and eliminates the need for painting or coating - a true time and resource saver.

With its improved formulation, Somos® WaterShed Black has up to 50% faster processing speed than alternative black resins, offering minimal finishing and more consistent processing over time. It offers a truer black color off the machine vs. others currently available resins. This material also has a smooth surface finish, as well as superior moisture and chemical resistance.


  • Durable, stiff, tough parts
  • Automotive components
  • Packaging
  • Functional prototypes and end use parts


Product Features

  • Up to 50% faster processing speed than alternative black resins
  • Truer black color off the machine
  • Ease-of-use and fast processing with minimal finishing, more consistent processing over time
  • Based on proven technology of Somos® WaterShed XC 111222
  • Smooth surface finish
  • Superior moisture and chemical resistance

How customers use our material

Artist uses 3D printing to replicate beauty of fine art sculpture

Figuration Studio used a black additive manufacturing material, Somos® WaterShed Black, to capture the intricate detail of a sculpture and reproduce it in multiple sizes.

How can we help?

Get in touch with our experts to discuss how Covestro can help you tap into the full potential of additive manufacturing.