Hexamethoxymethyl melamine (HMMM) was used to modify UF resins to obtain good performance with low formaldehyde emission. The effect of urea to formaldehyde ratio, HMMM content on the properties of UF resin was studied in detail. The results suggested that urea to formaldehyde ratio to be 1:0.9 and 20% HMMM content is the optimum formulation to afford desired UF resin. The viscosity, solidification time, bond strength and formaldehyde emission of the modified UF resins were also studied. The results revealed that the performance of the modified UF achieved the chinese standard.