Abstract: Aluminium and Al-TiB2 closed-cell foams were produced by a recently developed foaming method called melt injection technique where bubbles are created by air entrainment. The macro- and microstructures of the foams were characterised by X-ray tomography and scanning electron microscopy, respectively. Mechanical properties were evaluated by quasi-static compression tests. Al-TiB2 foam exhibited finer cells and better mechanical properties compared to Al foam. Also, the structural and mechanical properties of these foams were compared with closed-cell foams produced by other existing methods. Graphic abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]. © 2019, The Indian Institute of Metals - IIM.