The refractive index of fused alumina is approx. 1.76, whereas that of normal glass types is approx. 1.4. The closer the refractive indices are to each other, the more transparent the system (e.g. varnishes).
An abrasive’s shape, hardness, and particle size really determine the effectiveness of a MicroBlasting application. Each application is unique, and abrasive selection depends on the composition of the targeted part and the application’s desired result. See our Abrasive Media