The term material handling in hose encompasses a broad variety of media. Predominately material handling refers to abrasive style of media such as sand, rock dust, cement, fertilizers, and grain. This media could be transported dry and or with fluids in a slurry application. A proper selection of size, material compatibility and working parameters are required to select the proper hose for any of these applications. There are many specialty hoses currently produced for specific material handling applications from Continental Contitech, Parker and other reliable manufactures represented by Norwesco Industries.