21/06/2024

Electrical tape: colored, conductive and protective insulating tapes for professionals

Electrical tape has many strong points

The HelaTape product family

With HelaTape, HellermannTyton offers engineers, designers and electricians a wide range of PVC- and rubber-based insulation tapes that are ideal for long-lasting insulating, attaching, bundling, sealing and marking cables. Our colored electrical tape in different sizes and materials supports the professional use in a wide variety of areas: whether as a fast help for repairing electrical wires and cables, as a tool for sealing connection points, as a visual warning for provisionally laid cables or as a way to color-code cables.

Our electrical tapes tapes can be used in many ways: traditionally for insulation, as conductive tapes for shielding or for arc and fire protection. Our portfolio also includes self-welding and textile tapes. All products are characterised by different mechanical properties, such as high tensile strength and abrasion resistance, electromagnetic properties, or air- and water-tight seals. This diversity allows the HelaTape family to fulfil most demands.

The use of high-quality material provides optimum protection against dust, UV radiation, moisture, dirt, acids, alkalis and solvents – and is possible in a broad range of temperatures. It is tough to beat the efficiency, speed, durability and safety of taping, sealing and padding work. The high product quality of our electrical tapes is also guaranteed by various certifications.

How to repair cable jackets?

Watch this video to see how you can quickly and easily repair broken cable jackets with the self-amalgamating HelaTape Power 650. Thanks to the complete and airtight sheathing, dirt and water are safely kept away from the cable.

Learn more about our professional insulation tape range:

Vinyl insulation tapes

Vinyl tapes HelaTape Flex

Based on a vinyl film and coated with a balanced combination of high quality rubber-adhesion, HelaTape Flex is characterised by excellent performance and durability. The PVC tapes can be used for insulation, protection, bundling, maintenance, colour coding and many other applications. The range also includes premium tapes with excellent characteristics for all types of weather and superior performance in cold conditions.

Self-amalgamating insulation tapes

Self-amalgamating insulation tapes – HelaTape Power

HelaTape Power 600, 650, 800, 810, 820 and 900 are self-amalgamating mastic tapes without glue and are classified for low, medium and high voltage applications. Self-amalgamating tapes are used for air-tight and water-tight sealing.

Electrical tape: HelaTape Flex

All purpose vinyl insulating tape – HelaTape Flex 15

Insulating tapes HelaTape Flex 15

The highly flexible, flame-retardant HelaTape Flex 15 offers high adhesion. It also has good resistance to abrasion, moisture, chemicals, as well as varying weather conditions.

HelaTape Flex 15 is suitable for all mechanical and electrical applications up to 1 kV.

Additional features:

  • Made of polyvinyl chloride
  • available in different colours: black, white, blue, red and many more
  • Used for insulation, protection, fixing, maintenance, colour coding and more
  • Harnessing of cables and wiring
  • Meets IEC 60454-3-1-5/F-PVCP/90 requirements

Insulation tape for higher mechanical demands – HelaTape Flex 20

Insulating tapes HelaTape Flex 20

These PVC insulating tapes with particularly strong adhesive enable faster layer build-up thanks to their high tape thickness of 0.20 mm. Multiple layers ensure additional, mechanical strength.

Additional features:

  • Flame retardant
  • Suitable for mechanical and electrical applications up to 1 kV
  • Weather resistant
  • Used for indoor and outdoor applications

Insulation tape for higher mechanical demands – HelaTape Flex 25

Insulating tapes HelaTape Flex 23

With its special high-quality adhesive, HelaTape Flex 25 is suitable for wrapping all wire and cable splices up to 1 kV - regardless of whether they are low-, medium- or high-voltage splices. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

  • Special high level adhesion
  • Flame retardant
  • Suitable for mechanical and electrical applications up to 1 kV
  • Additional thickness for quicker build-up and added abrasion resistance

 

Premium insulation tape – HelaTape Flex 1000+

Insulating tapes HelaTape Flex 1000

The flame-retardant and long-lasting HelaTape Flex 1000+ is made for a wide range of weather conditions. It impresses with performance and durability over a wide temperature range from -18°C to +105°C.

  • Meets IEC 60454-3-1-7/F-PVCP/90 requirements
  • Used for insulation, protection, fixing, maintenance, colour coding and more
  • Pressure sensitive high quality rubber based adhesive
  • Performs continuously at low temperature environment
  • Excellent resistance to abrasion, moisture, chemicals, corrosion and UV exposure
  • For all wire and cable splices up to 1 kV
  • Protective jacketing for low, medium and high voltage splices and repairs
  • For indoor and outdoor applications, for example in the HVAC sector
  • RoHS compliant

Insulation tape for higher mechanical requirements – HelaTape Flex 2000+ Premium

Insulating tapes HelaTape Flex 2000+

HelaTape Flex 2000+ self-adhesive tape provides optimal mechanical and electrical protection thanks to its higher thickness. It is suitable for a wide range of weather conditions.

  • Pressure sensitive and aggressive high quality rubber based adhesive
  • Performs continuously at low temperature environment
  • Excellent resistance to abrasion, moisture, chemicals, corrosion and UV exposure
  • For all wire and cable splices up to 1 kV

Electrical tape: HelaTape Wrap

Vinyl tape for corrosion protection – HelaTape Wrap 25

Vinyl tapes HelaTape Wrap 25

HelaTape Wrap 25 with special adhesive offers excellent protection against corrosion and is highly resistant to UV, water, oil, most chemicals, bacteria and fungus. Further benefits:

  • Complete environmental, mechanical and electrical protection
  • Used for pipes, tubes, and conduits in outside and underground  applications

Electrical tape: HelaTape Shield

Self-amalgamating, conductive tape for shielding – HelaTape Shield 310

Self-amalgamating, conductive tape HelaTape Shield 310

The self-amalgamating shielding tape HelaTape Shield 310 made from ethylene propylene rubber offers electrostatic shielding for high voltage splices and terminations.

  • Excellent conducting properties
  • Prevents corona effect
  • Moisture and UV-resistant and easy to apply

Electrical tape: HelaTape Power – high voltage duct tapes

Self-amalgamating high voltage tape – HelaTape Power 810

Self-amalgamating high voltage tapes HelaTape Power 810

The self-amalgamating HelaTape Power 810 is suitable for insulating and jacketing splices up to 69 kV.

  • Halogen-free with outstanding corona, ozone and UV-resistance
  • Void-free, electrically stable layering
  • Amalgamates quickly
  • Protects bus bar components
  • Excellent moisture, corrosion and chemical resistance
  • Ideal moisture seal for water-proofing applications

Self-amalgamating high voltage tape, linerless – HelaTape Power 820

Self-amalgamating high voltage tape HelaTape Power 820

The ethylene rubber-based HelaTape 820 is a high-voltage, linerless, self-bonding tape with wxcellent electrical, chemical and physical properties.

  • Building stress cones and jacketing of terminations, bus bars and joints
  • High thermal conductivity
  • Quicker application due to linerless design
  • Uniform and void-free layering
  • Excellent stretch to conform to the most complex shapes and contours
  • Flame retardent and UV resistant and compatible with all extruded cable insulations

Electrical tape: HelaTape Power – self-amalgamating

Self-amalgamating low voltage tape – HelaTape Power 600

Self-amalgamating rubber tapes HelaTape Power 600

The self-amalgamating low voltage tape HelaTape Power 600 is made of rubber and suitable for primary insulation at maximum 1 kV.

  • Easily conforms to irregular shapes and surfaces
  • Void-free electrically stable layering
  • Compatible with all extruded dielectric cable insulations
  • Recommended use in conjunction with HelaTape Flex for outer jacketing

Low voltage butyl mastic tape – HelaTape Power 650

Self-amalgamating tapes HelaTape Power 650

The self-amalgamating HelaTape 650 is characterized by excellent thermal stability.

  • For quick, void-free insulation layering
  • Easily moulded by hand to conform to irregular shapes
  • Perfect adhesion to metal, all types of cable insulations and jackets
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • Provides excellent moisture seal
  • Resistant to salt water, oil and corrosive chemicals
  • Recommended use in conjunction with HelaTape Flex for outer jacketin

Self-amalgamating high voltage silicone tape – HelaTape Power 800

Self-amalgamating high voltage silicone rubber tape HelaTape Power 800

The chemically crosslinked silicone rubber tape HelaTape 800 is self-amalgamating  and weather, UV as well as oil resistant.

  • Triangular cross-section with centre line for precise half-overlapping
  • Resistant to creepage and surface erosion
  • Fuses into solid mass after application
  • No adhesion coating
  • Recommended use for high temperature silicone insulated cables

Electrical tape HelaTape Tex

 

Textile tape

Textile tapes HelaTape Tex

HelaTape Tex cloth tapes are extremely strong in the longitudinal plane and are easy to tear with the fingers in the transverse direction. The range is ideal for protecting, marking, fixing, bundling, patching and repairing. HelaTape Tex is weather-resistant, water-repellent and can be removed residue-free, which is an important characteristic for stage and lighting construction, events and exhibitions.

 

• High quality PE-coated cloth tape 
• Total thickness of 0.31 mm for high tensile strength
• Matt surface finish for use in stage constructions and for exhibitions to avoid light reflections
• HelaTape Tex can be removed without residues due to high quality rubber based adhesion

Find the right product for your application

Product Name Product Description Tape Thickness (mm) Width (mm) Length Typical Applications
HelaTape Flex 15

General purpose vinyl insulating tape in many different colours (black, white, red, blue and much more)

 

0,15 15,0 10,0 m

Protective jacketing, harnessing, bundling, colour coding

 

HelaTape Flex 20 General purpose vinyl insulating tape with higher thickness 0,2 19,0 20,0 m

Protective jacketing, harnessing, bundling

 

HelaTape Flex 23

General purpose vinyl insulating tape with higher thickness

 

0,23 19,0/ 38,0 33,0 m

Protective jacketing, harnessing, bundling, abrasion protection

 

HelaTape Flex 1000+ All-weather, professional grade vinyl insulating tape, highly conformable, many colours (black, white, red, blue and much more) 0,18 19,0/ 50,0 6,0 m/ 10,0 m/ 20,0 m/ 33,0 m

Primary insulation, protective jacketing, colour coding

 

HelaTape Flex 2000+

All-weather, professional grade vinyl insulating tape, highly conformable, extra thick

 

0,21 19,0/ 25,0/ 38,0 6,0 m/ 20,0 m/ 33,0 m Primary insulation, protective jacketing, abrasion protection
HelaTape Wrap 25

All-weather anti-corrosion vinyl tape with special adhesive

 

0,25 25,0/ 38,0/ 50,0/ 100,0 30,0 m Protection against corrosion, UV, water, oil, most chemicals, bacteria and fungus
HelaTape Shield 310 Self-amalgamating tape with excellent conducting properties 0,76 19,0/ 38,0 4,6 m/ 9,1 m Cable shield continuation for high voltage connections.
HelaTape Power 600 Low voltage self-amalgamating tape, suitable to irregular shapes and surfaces 0,76 19,0/ 38,0 6,7 m Insulation of low voltage wire splices and split bolt connections
HelaTape Power 650

Low voltage self-amalgamating tape for quick, void-free insulation layering

 

3,20 38,0 1,5 m

Covering split bolts, bus bar edges and connections, provides excellent moisture seal

 

HelaTape Power 800

Self-fusing silicone rubber tape, resistant to creepage and surface erosion

0,51 25,0 9,1 m

Insulation of high temperature silicone cable and terminating high voltage cables. Weather, UV and oil resistant

 

HelaTape Power 810

High voltage self-amalgamating insulating and jacketing tape

0,76 19,0 9,1 m

Primary electrical insulation for cables through 69kV

 

HelaTape Power 820

Linerless high voltage self-amalgamating insulating and jacketing tape

 

0,76 19,0 9,1 m

Primary electrical insulation for cables through 69kV

 

HelaTape
Tex
PE-coated cloth tape with matt surface finish to avoid light reflections 0,51 12,0/ 15,0/ 19,0/ 25,0/ 50,0 25,0 m/ 50,0 m

Bundling, fixing, identification, marking and abrasion protection

 

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between electrical tape and other types of tape?

There are many kinds of tape used for various purposes. Electrical tape is specifically designed for electrical applications as it insulates and protects electrical wires and connections. It is made from materials that are non-conductive and can withstand electrical currents without causing short circuits. It is also heat-resistant and provides protection against moisture. Finally, electrical tape has an adhesive that provides good adhesion to itself and to electrical wiring.  

What types of electrical tape are available?

There are several types of electrical tapes available, each designed for specific applications and with varying properties to suit different needs.

  • Vinyl electrical tape is known for its flexibility, stretchability, and good electrical insulation properties. It is typically used for insulating and protecting electrical wires, splices, and connections. 
  • Heat shrink tape is used in conjunction with heat shrink tubing to provide additional insulation and sealing. 
  • Electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding tape is designed to provide protection against electromagnetic interference and radio frequency interference. 

What do the colours of electrical tape mean?

The colours of electrical tape are often used for colour coding purposes in electrical and wiring applications. Different colours can signify specific functions, phases, or types of wires, making it easier to identify and work with electrical systems.

How does electrical tape work?

Electrical tape prevents electrical current from flowing through it by creating a barrier between conductive materials, such as the wires, and the surrounding environment. This barrier is created with materials that have a high electrical resistance such as vinyl, PVC, or rubber. The electrical tape is tightly wrapped around a wire or connection, forming an isolation as well as an insulation layer.  

Does electrical tape protect from shock?

Electrical tape can provide a certain level of protection against shocks. It creates a non-conductive barrier that helps to prevent electrical current from escaping, reducing the risk of accidental contact and shocks. However, the effectiveness depends on the quality of the tape itself and how it is applied. 

How do I choose the right electrical tape for my project?

When choosing an electrical tape, it is important to consider factors such as the intended application, environmental conditions, voltage levels, and the specific properties required for proper insulation and protection. Factors to consider include: 

  • Intended use 
  • Environmental conditions 
  • Voltage level 
  • Material compatibility 
  • Adhesive strength 
  • Colour coding UV
  • Fire resistance flexibility